Wednesday, 7 October 2009

A Kiss is just a kiss....



We are going back to Blighty for a brief visit over the Toussaint break. Its not something we do very often our trips to England usually being for death bed scenes, or, if we didn't get there fast enough for those, funerals. It is a long time since our boys have trodden upon their native soil a fact that was brought home today on the school run by youngest.

"Mummy" he said, long pause " Do the English Bisous?"

Another long pause whilst mummy ponders an appropriate answer" Um no , not generally poppet"

Even longer pause as youngest contemplates life without bisous. After all here every day starts with a bisous, friends bisous, family bisous, teenagers slouching at the school gate bisous, life here is one big re-affirming kiss after another.

"Oh how sad " says a wobbly voice from the back seat " French people living in England they must be so lonely having no one to bisous them"

Another long pause "They are very bizarre aren't they..."

"Who darling?"

"The English Mummy"

Oh Môn Dieu my own little diminutive Froglet if only you knew!!!

10 comments:

Elizabethd said...

What a lovely thoughtful child you have!

Frances said...

I so agree with Elizabethd. Perhaps you all might launch a change of ... would it me culture, mood, or just connection.

Have a fine trip.

xxxx oooo

Blossomcottage said...

You tell him to bisous away Its time the English were taught how to live, love and be happy.
Have a great trip.
btw Where about are you going?

ChrisH said...

For me, it depends on doing the bisousing! Gosh, it'll be strange for you all to visit England.

bayou said...

Isn't it funny how kids get used to things further to where they are brought up? I am a bisou-avoider. Which strikes Belgian people and often I get a raised eyebrow. But that's all. I had formerly a colleague who hated bisous and she never turned up for 2nd January, when we went back to work and had to give to each colleague THREE bisous for wishing a good New Year. Here, they now try to educate people to avoid bisous because of Mexican Flue. Suits me.

mountainear said...

Have you introduced him to the wonders of white sliced bread, dairylea cheese slices and the other delights which are staples of life on the blighted isle?

muddyboots said...

could be intersting bisous'ing everywhere

Tattie Weasle said...

I definatley like the idea of having a reaffirming Bisous. Perhaps it should be introduced to this little corner of Suffolk. You never know it could be catching. I will report back on what the builders think...

Pondside said...

Ah, that was lovely.......the innocence of your youngest. Over here we 'air kiss' but the government is encouraging to give it up on account of the H1N1, and to knock knuckles or elbows instead. Not quite the same!

snailbeachshepherdess said...

Good grief the thought of knocking knuckles or elbows doesn't even bear thinking about. I think there is more hugging going on over here now - perhaps he good try that?
Bless his little cotton socks.