Wednesday, December 01, 2004

Little Victory

My son's golf school is run by a bunch of men who sometimes acknowledge me and occasionally say "bonjour." Other than that, there hasn't been a whole lot of contact over the last two and a half years. Last week, there was a problem in my son's class. I wasn't happy about what happened, but I didn't get angry either. I didn't think much about what they thought about my behavior, but I found out this week. The same three men that I dealt with last week each came up to me today, separately and at different times, looked me in the eye, shook my hand, and said "Bonjour Madame." Honestly, it felt great. I'm shallow enough to admit it.

-- said Auntie M in Paris
8:40 PM



Woo Hoo for the little Victories!!


# posted by BohemianMama : 12:26 AM  

Good for you.
But wait...isn't your son 8, or something like that? He goes to golf school, in Paris? Am I alone on this? Does he like golf that much?

# posted by NARDAC : 2:04 AM  

Yes, my son is 7, nearly 8. His father and I like enjoy golf and one day, nearly three years ago, we passed by the golf school and he said he'd really like to take lessons. He started playing by himself (no friends)-- very few kids at the age of 5 want to play golf. Now he has a couple of school friends that take lessons with him. But basically, when other kids wanted to take Judo, my son wanted to learn to golf.

# posted by Auntie M in Paris : 8:23 AM  

I was sort of wondering the same thing myself. Plus, I was even more curious about how easy it is to find a place in Paris to play golf. I play tennis and unless you belong to a private club around here, it isn't that easy. I guess golf is a little more manageable, because you don't actually need another person.

I think it is great that your son is the one who asked to take the lessons and that he is still taking them to this day. Sounds like a pretty determined guy.


# posted by Anonymous : 11:55 AM  

My husband and I really miss playing tennis together. We used to grab our rackets and head to one of the many public courts in Northern Virginia. You can't do that here. There are a few courts near us but you must make reservations way in advance.
Regarding golf, that is difficult too. You actually are supposed to own a golf permit that you register for. I have played at Chatou without the permit. It's a easy nine hole course. Sometimes it's just nice to be outdoors doing something.

# posted by Auntie M in Paris : 2:10 PM  

I don't think there's anything shallow about that - it's such a rewarding feeling, finally feeling like you fit in! :)

# posted by ViVi : 3:03 PM  

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