Thursday, May 31, 2012

Getting Ready

There are days when I feel like all that I am accomplishing is getting together the documents necessary to spend the summer and fall in France.  Today, I realized that I need a copy of my birth certificate.  Yet one more thing to order -- the list keeps getting longer!

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Loud Americans

Since returning from my brief trip to Lyon, I am reminded how loud Americans are when compared to most French people.  In particular, I see how loud and rambunctious my kids are compared to French kids.

When they go tearing through the house or yell up the stairs to one another (or just make random loud noises for no apparent reason, as they are prone to doing....), I have started telling them, "You have to knock that off, or you will get us kicked out of our apartment in Lyon!"

I'm not entirely sure I'm kidding.