No, they are not the ones with all the toys they want.
Nor are they the ones with credit cards that have no limit...
and they are definitely not the ones with parents who give them everything they ask for.
Rather, in my opinion, they are kids who have MIXED PARENTS.
Did I get your attention with that statement?
I am sure that one has you scratching your head as you wonder about these "mixed" people!
There are three kiddoes that I know personally who fit into this group and who make me realize just how lucky they really are each time I am around them.
Ok, so more about this MIXED PARENTS thing....
First of all these three kiddoes all have ONE Danish parent and live in Denmark.
However, their other parent is NOT Danish- one has a German mom; one has a Ukrainian mom; and one has an Italian dad.
But wait, IT GETS BETTER.
These three kids are all 4 years old or younger.
AND they are COMPLETELY BILINGUAL!
But even more than just being bilingual, they are able to differentiate when to use which language. So if N's mom says something to her in Danish, she can turn around and relay the message to her dad in Italian. HOW FREAKING AWESOME IS THAT?
Each time I am around these 3 kiddoes, I just sit and GAWK in amazement.
They are SO awesome.
And actually, so are their parents because I also know many parents who have 2 different native tongues in their home, but who only speak to their kids in one of the languages....which I think is rather sad. Giving your child the gift of your own language is such a precious thing.
So kudos to the parents of "N" who can speak Danish and Italian; "A" who can speak Ukrainian and Danish; and "N" who can speak German and Danish. You have given your kiddoes such an incredible gift and in my opinion, the folks who write books like this one should talk to you guys about the "how tos".