Les Français (The Frenchies)Category
What can I say? Without the French there would be no France. (There would be no Young Lady, Young Knight or Petit Prince either).
My mother-in-law has been taking dance classes called “expression primitive” for years now, which is a sort of natural freedom animal-y movement, accompanied by a tambourine and the occasional grunt. Her passion for this class has always been met with fond indulgence and hidden smirks by her five sons. However, when she offered to take … Continue Reading
You know how it is when you give birth to an innocent dewdrop of a baby, and everyone else’s kids suddenly become gargantuan monstrosities that revile and disgust no less than the giants in Gulliver’s Travels? Well, my sister came to stay with us with her petit chou (little cabbage) of a newborn and managed … Continue Reading
The French word of the day is pousser. It’s pronounced poo-say and it means “to push.” It also means” to grow” (as in plants), and it also means “to grow up” – as in – what kids do. A related word is poussette (poo-set), which means “stroller,” and now that Petit Prince has gone and … Continue Reading
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How do you combat the distressing, dispiriting process of . . . chucking the tree? Why, you organize a hunt for chocolate ornaments! High up so that the dog can’t get them. Rules of Engagement: All’s fair in love and chocolate. And we’re off! Woah! What was that? Hey! Body slam! (I preferred this picture … Continue Reading
To “train the dog” is “dresser (dress-ay) le chien” in French. And it’s a long, long (unlooked-for) process to have a nice obedient dog that is dressé. You have this cuteness and this. And then you have this. Christmas takes on a whole new meaning when you have a puppy. I was optimistic that with a … Continue Reading