Wednesday, December 29, 2004
One of my loyal readers was offended yesterday at what I had written -- my mother-in-law, my belle mere. I'm not going to go into detail about what I meant or what concerned her, but let me just say that I think she is great and enjoy the time I spend with her and meant no offense. Things I find amusing are often just because they are different from the way I do things. That doesn't mean I'm right. Personally, over the years, especially my time in France, I've come to appreciate differences for what they are.. learning experiences. Not that I tell my m-i-l, but occasionally after speaking to her, I actually take her advice.
We leave tomorrow for Paris. The weather is supposed to be good, so hopefully we will make it home without too much delay. Maybe because this trip was shorter than most to the US, I don't feel like we ever really relaxed and got rid of our jet lag. As a result the kids have been more tired and cranky. It's a shame because we don't see the relatives as often as we'd like and they probably think the kids always act this way.
As we've made the rounds we've found a lot of people wanting to visit us. Do they believe that this might actually be our last few months in Paris? It certainly isn't because of the strong dollar. Of course, my husband and I actually enjoy having visitors, so it's a question of fitting everyone in when they'd like to come.
-- said Auntie M in Paris
The same thing happened to me when I was last home in North Carolina and I wrote about my visit. I guess I said some things that really offended my mother and she proceeded to write me an e-mail telling me so. I explained to her that I was not being disrespectfuly, but just playful. Then, I told her she should read David Sedaris' latest book and tell me how she thinks his family feels after that one.
Have a safe trip back to Paris.
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