As many know, we are teaching Elliot our respective languages (Spanish and Italian). French will likely follow when Elliot's a little older and we find a good tutor. Our attempts notwithstanding, Elliot seems intent on not following the plan. For example, when we try to get him to say "babbo [i.e., daddy]," Elliot smiles and says either "da-dee" or "da-da." It's like he knows what to say --obviously he does because he's translating correctly -- but just wants to play with us. Little punk.
If this is how he acts now, we're going to have our hands full, in a really fun way, when he's older.