Friday, April 27, 2012

The D-word

In a posh, leafy suburb of France’s capital, little boys and girls from all over the world flock to a certain Catholic prep school.

They go for the American curriculum and a strong base in the four R’s – Reading, ‘Riting, ‘Rithmetic – and Religion.

Seven-year-old Emma came home from a class preparing her for first confessional with a lot of questions about God. Not to mention some serious dirt on her classmates’ parents:

Father O’Halloran: Let’s think of some things that we could talk about with a priest during confessional.

Emma: Um, sometimes I forget to pray at night. And sometimes I don’t think about God much even when I’m at mass. That’s a sin, right?

Father: Well, that’s certainly something you could talk about with your priest.

Aidan (wiggling in seat): Oooh, ooh, I know one. My mommy and daddy drink beer and wine. One afternoon they drank wine and they went to their bedroom and Connor and me got to watch Clone Wars two times!

Father (struggling to keep a straight face): Ah, well…

Jake (waving hand frantically): 
I know one. My mommy uses bad words. She says “damn” and “shit”. Sometimes she even says the D-word.

Father: The D-word?

Jake (whispering): Democrat.

The cost of a private Catholic education in Paris? 25,000 €. Paying to get ratted out to your priest? Priceless. 
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Jadzia@Toddlerisms said...

That is hilarious!!!!!!

Thank God we don't have a full time priest in our village. I would be officially going straight to hell.

Priscilla said...

My daughter grew up thinking the D word was pretty serious. When we went to vote, one time, she was reading the rolls and came to the name of one of her favorite teachers. She looked stricken and whispered to me, "Mummy, she's a D"! I had to explain that it didn't mean she wasn't a bad person, she just didn't think the same way about how the country should be run. This little girl grew up to be the assistant to the chairman of the state Republican party!

MademoisElla Coquine said...

Too funny!! I love your stories and experiences in Paris. As a single, childless gal, my day to day is very different and I like taking a peak into your lives as American moms in Paris. You ladies always entertain. Thank you!

and 25,000euros?! Holy shit.

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Kiki said...

priceless post! :)

must check your other posts.... this is great!

thanks and AMEN!

alexandra said...

Quelle joie de gagner le hamsterbag!!!
Thank You très très much dear La Mom^^
le billet du jour est (encore!) très drôle;-)

La Mom-an American Mom in Paris said...

@Jadzia @Alexandra @Kiki - Thank you for stopping by and glad you got a laugh!

@Priscilla - What a cute story! My kids think the S-word "socialiste" is a bad word and the words "François Hollande" are even worse.

@Ella Coquine - We need to trade places for a weekend. I would love to be a single girl in Paris again - so many fond memories. Enjoy every minute of it until you become a La Mom!

Anonymous said...

Hmmmm -- I remember a VERY similar story. :) LOVE LA MOM!

Beadboard UpCountry said...

OMG! (oops)
I can totally relate. In younger days going to confession..... I guess that's why the priest are kept Mum, not for what we say but the kids rating out their parents!!!!This was hysterical..Maryanne xo

zanetastyle said...

Holy moly I am laughing here!!! Love it... The conversations are hilarious... I would never send my child to church or a catholic school but I appreciate ur humor and will use a new bad word... "democrat" ((((:

babyclothinglots said...

This is tremendous! So upbeat and cheerful, I be devoted to it and be after to compel to solitary. The design is just what the doctor ordered.
Blissful weekend to you too!<baby warehouse

alexandra said...

Thak you again dear La Mom, I already received the "magic bags" that I won here!!!!
what une idée brillante;-) many thanks to Hamster buggy bags too^^


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