Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Can’t Help Falling in Love

The birds and the bees start buzzing early here in France.

Maybe that explains how the French can go from surly to seductive faster than a car on the La Mans racetrack? It’s ingrained in them since birth.

In that case Big Fry's embracing his French roots, since he’s already engaged.

Here’s a rundown of our first conversation about l’amour:

Big Fry: Maman, when I grow up I want to marry you.

La Mom: Aw, sweetie, that’s nice. But what about Daddy? I’m already married to him.

Big Fry: Well, I guess I could marry Clémence. She’s my amoureux.

La Mom:
Your amoureux?

Big Fry:
You know, Maman, when you have an amoureux you fall on top of them them and then you get married.

La Mom to self: Fall on top of them?! I thought sex ed wasn’t until lycée!

Big Fry: Do you know how to say tomber amoureux in French?

La Mom: No, why don't you tell me.

Big Fry:
It’s tomber amoureux!

Oh yeah, tomber amoureux means to fall in love. Although I guess several marriages do occur after the amoureux fall on top of each other.

What do they call that – Le Shotgun?


donna baker said...

That is too funny!

vicki archer said...

Le very cute...xv

Golden Girl {Kiki} said...

how wonderful big fry has found his one and only. many search their whole lives for that special one. it's very easy for those that live in the city of love to find it at any age. love the "fall on top" comment. i hope my kiddo does the "falling" after the marriage. take care.

SuZ said...


I can't wait until my daughter starts with these conversations... I'm just going to laugh and defer her to her Daddy. :)

Under the Influence said...


Paris Atelier said...

Adorable! Ahhh! To tomber amoureux in Paris..he's a lucky little Big Fry! LOL!

Virginia said...

Is Big Fry a chip off the old block??? :) That was hilarious. I think you handled it beautifully. Thanks for sharing it with us!

ModernMom said...

Hee hee hee. Too cute.

Jane said...

What a precious boy you have! And "fall on top of"? Actually, nothing lost in the translation there! Too funny!

Fifi Flowers said...

LOL... love the conversation!!!

Cecilia said...

Too cute. Lucky you to have a record of that conversation. it will come in handy when he's bringing home la petite amie that he's hoping to "fall on top of" ;)

Michelle said...

Le Shotgun, I love it!

Kids are so literal it cracks me up. What a cutie!

BigLittleWolf said...

Eh oui - mignon ! And would he not be Big Frite ? Lovely blog. Love le mélange. Et la France me manque en ce moment. I once did fall on top of it, quite young, in love. An entire country. Pas trop moche, ça...


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