⪧ We left our life in New York City to make a new one in Provence ⪦

May 7, 2013

7 years old.



A certain lady turned 7 years old last week. Impressive. We gathered balloons and friends and ate cake and rolled around. Marguerite's English skills have really blossomed this year. I hear myself in her little voice: "Mrs. lady, what are you doing?" she says to Colette. She also calls her silly baby, Cowette, sis, Miss C and a variety of other strange nicknames that only I would say. Marguerite has a really thick American accent in English too, making me rethink my hard Rs and nasality, if you will. Very cute, in any case, to hear her singing "bubble gum, bubble gum in a dish..." (and not necessarily understanding what she sings).





As for balloons and Miss Colette, well, it was pure entertainment to watch her eyes as she witnessed balloons for the first time. She started making a "brrrn" sound to mean balloon and was fully delighted until one popped and she started to think they could be menacing in some way. The attraction only grew though. She woke up from a nap and before her eyes had even really opened, she was saying "brrrn" over and over, thinking about those wondrous floating balls of color.





3 comments:

Jill said...

Happy birthday to Marguerite! She is growing up too fast.

I'm with Colette. Balloon's are the best.

Xtreme English said...

In our ND country school, this would be Marguerite's "golden birthday"--she's 7 years old on the 7th!! Happy Golden Birthday, Marguerite!!

Julie said...

Happy 7 Miss Marguerite,

Grace also loves "bubble gum bubble gum in a dish" but she puts in things like "Robin Hood Robin Hood in a dish, How many pieces do you wish?" Maybe Miss M could take up some variations. . .

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