My son was born on the 9th of July :D Me and my husband think that it's a good idea for him to be bilingual.I mean,apart from the bonus oppurtunities offered to bilingual people,he kind of needs to be,if he's gonna speak to my husband's family at all.It might be nice for him to be able to have a conversation with grandma.The problem is,we have got no idea what to do.
We live in an English speaking country,so do we both just speak Mandarin at home and let him pick up English when he starts school? I'm not sure I want to do that,I have friends whose parents did that and they're fine,but I don't want him to have to start school and for it to be in another language! :/ So the other option is that I speak English and his dad speaks Mandarin.But,again I'm worried that then he won't have enough exposure to the language.The best solution I could think of is that we both speak a mixture of both languages.
Is that what we should do? I'm still coming up with other problems in my head,like grammar,if we do thiat it could be messed up,or he could use the wrong language with the wrong people...urgh.
What did/would you do?