Hi Mike, i totally agree! ( and thanks for the expression to get bolshie, it´s a good one!)
I am trying to understand myself why is so important to me that Diana speaks English...the other day she told me:
Mum, we are Spanish, why we speak English? ( No aux do, it´s ok)
And i told her that we can speak English and Spanish cause both are languages and as we actually can talk them, we can use them.
I love languages, what make them different and unique, and of course, use them!
I try to encourage Diana to watch english cartoons, but if sometimes she watches them in Spanish, i don´t care that much, I used to, It´s tough, I know, we want to them to be happy and free but also to learn and practice what we are teaching them... I can relate