Sunday, March 25, 2007

Apple Socks and Other Stories...

... of my stupidity.

Somehow, the kids think it is funny to hear the story of my French bakery mistake. I hadn't been in France for several years, and finally went back, found a bakery, and ordered my favorite thing - Chausson aux pommes, or apple turnovers. Of course, I managed to forget a key word, and ordered instead Chausette aux pommes, or apple socks. The baker, needless to say, was somewhat confused. The kids think it is hilarous, and beg to hear it again and again.

I need some variety - other times I did or said something stupid that doesn't involve concepts beyond their years (preservatif/condoms in French bread, pregnant/enceinte vs. pleine/knocked up, etc.) or times I was just plain stupid but not funny (like running into a tree while skiing). Have to think a while on that one...

1 comment:

Leonor said...

Leigh, great to hear about your french progress!! I've said such things in swedish alll the time...and you know it's so much fun to remember about them afterwardss :) I like to read about your stories they bring up a smile on my face as usual. Leo.