Grew up in Montréal with an English-speaking Mom and a French-speaking Dad — Now in Italy, losing a native language + having feelings about it

Why the hell do I have to go to French school? We speak English at home! My cousins went to English school. My friends spoke English. I didn’t need to learn French. IT WASN’T PART OF MY BRAND.

Because I had vacationed in New Jersey with my family the summer before kindergarten and knew Americans mainly spoke English, I made the executive decision to not learn a second language. Who the fuck has time to learn another language at 5?

https://filthyflorence.com/2019/10/16/moving-to-italy-made-me-lose-one-of-my-native-languages

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