¿Quieres huevos o puuro?
Do you want eggs or puuro, Finnish style oatmeal, I ask our ten-year-old son most mornings, in a mix of languages.
Of the many ways to ensure our kids embrace their Finnish and South American roots while living in San Francisco, language and food are two of the best.
Born in Helsinki, my husband is a purebred Finn who fell in love with a South American mutt. I grew up speaking Spanish, Portuguese, and English in Puerto Rico, Brazil, Uruguay, and California. My Uruguayan mom now lives in California; my American dad is in Brazil.