vendredi 25 février 2011


Schools in the South of France are now on break. (one of their many)
Which of course leaves parents in a conundrum of what to do with their rugrats while they are at work.
Easiest (and cheapest) answer of course is..

The Grandparents!
Our niece Manon is staying with Alain's parents for a week.
His parents and Manon stopped by his work yesterday to see him and to see his workplace.
Alain brought me home this-

de la par(t) de Manon pour Megan.

I thought at first it was a four-leaf clover for good luck.

Then I took a closer look and guessed "Broccoli taped to a piece of paper?"

It is, apparently, a flower that lost all its petals.

I'm wondering if this is the kind of thing you have to be effusively enthusiastic about receiving as a aunt/uncle/parent/grandparent.

I'm thinking yes.

"Why thank you honey for the dead flower taped to a piece of paper! It's what I always wanted! I will put it on the fridge RIGHT NOW!"

But seriously, I am touched.

So, to the exams next week, apparently I am taking (besides my suitcase full of books)

My four-leaf clover socks that I've had since high school and only wear for times when I need luck

My necklace with a gold-dipped aspen leaf and Alain's and my rings

And my broccoli taped to a piece of paper.

Hey, sometimes you need all the luck you can get. (And it worked last year for the CEIPI)

Adding a new label to my blog: Rugrats

2 commentaires:

Starman a dit…

I don't think you'll need any luck, but I send my best wishes.

chcmichel a dit…

Yes, you have to enthusiastic about these "love gifts" from the rugrats. It is touching to get a little note from my grandkids. Good luck with your exams. I am sure you will do well.

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