I have just finished packing up books and pictures along with cleaning all the rugs in the house. I’m sticky and hot. Only my family could stand to be too close to me after all this cleaning on a warm day. I am smelly and looking forward to getting a cool bath! Angel Girl has been a big help with cleaning and watching her brother and sisters. I will be sad to see my helper go back to America in a month.
I told my father-in-law that I was sorry for getting upset with him. I was stressed and knew that Petite Clown’s crying would wake them. It woke the entire house except for Sweet Bear. My inlaws are wonderful to us. It is just that it is not easy to live with the grandparents. Well, I speaking as a parent. The children are another story. They adore living with their grandparents. They are going to be spoiled worse than they already are. We are all doing well and getting all the small things moved.
I have been happy to find that I understand more French than I thought I did. I can understand and follow most of the conversations. I have even been speaking in French. If it is a simple sentence or conversation I speak in French. If it is more complicated then I fall back to English and then switch back to French when I can. I think in six months I will be able to have a real conversation. Now, I will hit the books. I know what most things in French are but I have trouble with the conjugation of the verbs. Once I crack that I will be set. Oh, and my terrible American accent needs some work! :)