Friday, May 13, 2011

A Blast From The Past: Why I Heart France: Reason # 5

The French mother-in-law is a much maligned creature. Much like her American counterpart, La Belle Mere (literally translated: "Pretty Mother") is often accused of being overbearing, demanding, and have been known to coddle their sons to the point of co-dependency. More than a few of my friends have told me their Belle Mere horror stories, so it appears I have hit the French Mother-in-law jackpot.

Today my own French Mother-in-law stopped by for coffee on her way home from her weekly "soin de visage" (Fancy french facial treatment). Not only did she fold the mountain of laundry that was piled on our bed, she took all the wrinkled items home with her to iron. She then proceeded to dry & put away all the dishes I had just finished washing. Oh and did I mention that she just happened to bring along a hot baguette from the best boulagere in town and a fresh green bean salad topped with her nearly legendary sweet vinaigrette?

...And some people ask me if I'll ever move back to the states.
Well let me tell you now, that living under these conditions makes it highly unlikely.

What can I say? I married well.

10 comments:

Shanster said...

VERY well... so nice to "hear" you again!!

Team Jacob said...

It's wonderful when your mil is the best!!!

Alison said...

How fabulous! As an MiL myself I worry a lot about gettng it right!

'Drea said...

I need your mother-in-law in my life...

Cherise said...

LIKE! Lucky you! No wonder she has a great son.

notinthepink.com said...

Not too shabby. :D I've always been terrified of meeting the would-be MIL. I can't imagine what I'd be like if I got married. :P

I can't believe I've only just discovered your blog! I've just spent the last hour or so going through all your old posts and reading them. Hehe. :D

~*~*~

Ceri

geotraveler said...

Haha! Indeed you did :)

Betty Boo said...

Love it, love it

Megan said...

cute new blog template.
And I hate it when my mother in law cleans up at my place! I find it so insulting.

Keeshia said...

Oh wow! Does your husband have brothers or cousins? MIL, she's a treasure!