Friday, September 3, 2010

La Rentree

It's been a big week around these parts due to the kids going back to school - or la rentrée as they call it here in France. 

I can't deny I've been stressing about this for a while. The kids still don't speak French fluently (just enough to survive) and that makes big, crowded places like schools seem daunting. Our eldest has also started at a new school (big primary school boy now) while his sister stayed behind in maternelle (for 3-5 year olds), separated from her beloved big brother. It could have been a hot mess of tears, and not only from the kids.

But I'm happy to report it all seemed to go well. They were both content when I picked them up yesterday afternoon, and last night there were no terrible nightmares unlike when they first attended French school in November. Phew.

So theoretically I should have a lot more time on my hands, with only the baby at home four days a week. Theoretically.

Here he is destroying the contents of the kids' drawing table.


Little booger gave me the biggest smile when I came to investigate.

But who am I to stand between a baby and his sister's glitter pens?


Just kidding, I confiscated those babies as soon as I took this photo. I love glitter as much as the next girl but sparkling babies belong in Breaking Dawn, not in our house.

On the crafting front I am still musing over this problem.


I'm giving something a try, but not sure how it will turn out.


Only one way to know!


  1. I'm glad going back to school went well! I didn't see Breaking Dawn, but sparkling babies do sound a bit scary!

    Kudos for persevering with the patchwork puzzle! It looks really complicated! The mixture and placement of colours in your sketch looks great, I hope you can bring it to life some day! :-)

  2. I have to admit to not reading Breaking Dawn either.
    I read the first book then cheated and read the other three books' plots on Wikipedia! I can see why some folks love the books, and I didn't mind the first one, but reading time is like gold around here so I spend it very wisely!


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