Monday, July 03, 2006
Joke's on me, again!
We watched the France v. Brazil match with a group of Fred's college buddies. Our friends' three year-old has the funniest habit. He loves to clean. His mom swears that she has no idea how or why it started, but it was hilarious and prompted me to offer free babysitting anytime. He was walking around the apartment with his napkin (which ironically was slightly dirty as he'd been wiping his mouth with it while he gnawed on some saucisson) and rubbing the sofa, the carpet, and the chairs, all the while repeating "C'est sale" - It's dirty. I had to laugh, especially since I could tell that the hostess spent a good deal of time cleaning the place before her guests arrived. Just as I had spent a good deal of time shaving my legs just hours before so I could wear a skirt. While the little guy rested from his cleaning spree, he brushed against my leg and exclaimed: "Ça pique" - That's prickly. I told his mom that I had just shaved, something I was proud of as it had been awhile. She tried to convince her son that my legs were "doux" - soft. But he was adamant and repeated it a few more times to make sure the entire party heard. I revoked my babysitting offer.