Posts Tagged ‘culture’
Once upon a time, I arrived in France thinking I could speak halfway decent French and knew enough about the French way of doing things that I’d be right at home. But as time went on and I started to interact with more French people, go out to eat and go about my day-to-day life, I realized that I didn’t know as much as I had thought.
A popular book that’s been making the rounds in parenting circles is called Bringing Up Bébé and asserts that French child rearing practices have a leg up on the American way of doing things — and you’ll raise a more well-rounded, polite and well-behaved child by doing it the French way. While I can’t speak to this directly since I 1) Don’t have kids and 2) Haven’t spent enough time with French kids to say, I can tell you one thing I’ve noticed about French children that stands in stark opposition to their American counterparts…
It’s a bird, it’s a plane, no, wait… it’s a cloth trash can thingy that’s in the kitchen? WTF is that??
Sticking with the weird theme this week (in case you missed it Monday, find out what the French find weird about Americans), I’ll fill you in on what’s pictured above in installment #3 of New House WTF.