Not French ☝ but Mandarin. 😁
For some time now, we've heard Clarissa sing in Mandarin, and count in Mandarin.
Other than that she either smiles sheepishly and ignores us or simply responds with a "no" when we deliberately speak to her in complete Mandarin sentences.
Lately she's started voluntarily speaking to me in Mandarin, to repeat and stress her point.
The first instance:
I was sitting on the sofa and she wanted me to get up.
👶: Mummy, come up.
I continued to sit on the sofa.
👶: Mummy, come up! Walk! (Points at the floor) Mummy, 起来!
The second instance:
I was trying to make her sleep.
👧: Clarissa, it's time to sleep.
👶: Don't want sleep!
👧: It's late. It's time to sleep.
👶: I don't want! 不要!
Is it because she thinks I don't understand English? 😂