Tuesday, October 12, 2004
I'm exhausted. Today was the second and last day of Bloom Where You're Planted and I'm tired. I volunteered to help sell books today at the Brentano's book table. I love selling books, but I think I've stood on my feet for 8 hours straight. I'm not used to this kind of work!
I left the house early to head off to Bloom and my husband took my daughter to school. As you might remember I had two of my daughter's friends over last week. Well, after years of living in France, an invitation was reciprocated promptly. I don't been to sound cold, but this really never happens. I've invited tons of my children's friends over the years and I'm kind of convinced the French just don't do play dates. At least that has been my experience, but who knows, maybe it's just me and my children. Anway, my daughter was invited to her classmates house for lunch today. My daughter NEVER goes anywhere, aside from school, without my husband or me. My husband called me at Bloom to tell me that our daughter cried about going to Paola's house for lunch. She just wasn't going to go. She cried all the way to school. My husband left her in the care of her teacher, but he was worried. I get to school and everyone tells me how happy my daughter looked when she went off to have lunch with her friend. The teacher tells me that she cried a lot in the morning, but was happy to leave for lunch when the time came. So it all works out. You never know. Anyway, I'm basking in this big step. I'm just darn proud.
I've noticed some new people reading my blog. I'd like to read other blogs about life in Paris. My sister, in the South of France, has a knitter's blog. But as far as Parisian blogs, I've only found chocolate and zucchini, but not much else. I'm sure they are out there, so if you have some information, please pass it on.
-- said Auntie M in Paris