Saturday, July 14, 2012

French Today

Give me wine
instead of whine
and cheese
instead of Cheez-Its.
Give me quaint, street side cafes
instead of Chuck E. Cheese's.
Give me chic!  Give me style!
Listen to what I say.
Give me a break and take these kids.
Mom is French today.

Inspired by a fairly recent bestseller (Bringing up Bebe).  It claims that French mothers are far more relaxed and happy than their American counterparts.


For Karin's prompt at dVerse.

26 comments:

Heaven said...

I drink to the wine and cheese ~ Cheers ~

Sioux said...

Very cute. More wine and less whine is almost always a good idea.

Mary said...

Love it....let's have a "French" party!! You bring wine. I will bring cheese.

Fireblossom said...

I heart Bebe Le Strange!

Sylvia K said...

Oh, YES! Let's do French today!! I've got wine and cheese right here!!

Carol Steel 5050 said...

Ah, motherhood and the need for self-care breaks! Comme tu as la sagesse.

Brian Miller said...

haha mom is french today...smiles....there are days you just need a break..i had the boys all day a few days this week...and i needed a break...

manicddaily said...

Absolument! Terrif! Fun! k.

Laurie Kolp said...

Oh, yes!!

Anonymous said...

Oh this is too cute, love it! Thanks, smiles. gardenlilie.com

flipside records said...

I can get on board with this:

"Give me a break and take these kids. Mom is French today."

I need to read that book.

J Cosmo Newbery said...

And...did they?

Hannah said...

This made me smile....umm, I was muching a cheeze-it as I read that line...hmmm I'm a lil' bit American I'm guessing! Lol!

Really though, that was a fun write!!

Claudia said...

a french break...this is what a busy mom needs every once and a while..ha..i like

lucychili said...

=)

Polly said...

heh-heh - what a hoot! Excellent!

Far Beyond The Ridge said...

I find these days, when i'm not french, i'm mostly irish
(hic)

Rick

Lydia said...

Oh, this is adorable!

Cressida de Nova said...

Course they are..the wine is better,the lunches are longer and Eastern european au pairs are cheap:)

Phil said...

Feeling a bit neglected today Mama Zen? A good LOL your poem.

Day Dreamer said...

I thoroughly enjoyed this! Can I be French today too?

Tara R. said...

Magnifique!

punnypalaver said...

Amen and amen--toute suite!

ds said...

Perfect! Thank you.

Cat or Dog said...

well look at you. fuck em if they don't like rhymes. this belongs in a whole bunch of coffee table books. hmmm, sold where, Crate and Barrel?

Love it. good writer. thanks for sharing them.

Linc said...

Love it!