Jordan and Sofia, October 2007...three years ago when I first began blogging.
The high school years are a combination of hormones, insecurity and determination. We fight the three on a daily basis and judge the outcome day by day, grade by grade. Jordan is in a stay-at-home X-Box warrior phase. He plays the X-Box, uses his earphones on the side of his cochlear implant processor and plays imaginary wars with other teenagers around the world. Sometimes, I hear him speaking English and sometimes Italian.
A strange thing has suddenly occurred and it's driving me out of my mind. He uses a different voice. Ok, he has this new scary manly voice, but that's not it...He now speaks Italian with a Milan accent. He lives in Tuscany, but because he's been X-Boxing it up with guys from Milan, he now talks like them.
Unbelievable. Imagine if Val's kids from Alabama started speaking with a Boston accent.
Wonder what Graham Clarke would think of this one?