I don’t think my son is old enough to experience these complicated, deep fears, but I remember very clearly when they struck. I wonder how common this is across different cultures– how parents deal with these fears in their children– how I will handle this coming stage of my children’s intellectual development. Is this a problem that is ever truly resolved in us?
My son, Oliver, was born in a suburb of Hiroshima, Japan in the fall of 2013 while I was still busy wrapping up my masters degree at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. This is the story of our second trip back to my hometown, Asheville, North Carolina. Published on the great bilingualism blog, Bilingual Monkeys.