So Little Bear has very little English and we have very little Russian. I think everyone learns a little bit more every day. We have been speaking to one another in this bastardized mix of English and Russian. When communication in those languages fails Charlie and I have reflexively slipped in to French (a language which I am reasonably fluent in), Spanish, with a smattering of German and Dutch .
Actually each day we are better able to communicate and so the random language are spoken less. Little Bear has mastered suck phrases as "Open the door" and "Mama, come here." As well as "milk" "all done" and "apple." His English vocabulary is rounded out with "Jophus, stop that!" and "Pookie naughty!"