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?
 

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