That’s quite hilarious, don’t you think?! It’s better that I learn more to share with my child so that he can communicate effectively with me (or should I say so I can properly understand him!). I can get by at a basic level in Italian but it’s time to improve.
Still, I don’t feel too bad for a native English speaker – there are many out there in Switzerland who cannot or will not speak any other language. Mountain Man Mess, I remember you and your “Grüetzi, Zwei Bier bitte!” – classic!