I am determined to have my darling learn the Teochew and Hokkien languages by having my parents-in-law converse with her in them.
However, it would not happen if I myself continue conversing in Mandarin with my in-laws.
While my mother-in-law switches between Teochew and Mandarin with ease, my father-in-law’s preferred tongue is still Hokkien. This is precisely my opening, to ease into my mother tongue regardless of how socially awkward it may be.
When I speak my mother tongue, that is when I can expect my in-laws to speak it with my daughter.