One of the interesting aspects of bilingualism in our children is how my daughter at five years old could already work out the cultural beverage preferences of our guests. At four she seemed to know instinctively who spoke English and who spoke Italian. However, at five, she could correctly call who was partial to tea and who preferred coffee. They have a wonderful gift, these bilingual children of ours, because their instincts seem to go far deeper than just intuiting who speaks which language. They know the customs and traditions of each nationality and apply them accordingly.