Pas De Cheveux Blancs À 50 Ans

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our son, Maxime, examines some weight-lifting equipment nous his birthday. Notice thé patch, just above his ear (read on, in today's story...). Never échouer a word du photo: get français Word-A-Day delivered passant par email, here. 

les cheveux blanche (lay sheh veuh blahn)

    : blanche hair


le cheveu gris = gray hairles cheveux poivre et sel = salt-and-pepper hair

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A seize ans, notre fils, Maxime, a prêt quelques cheveux blancs!At sixteen, our son, Max, currently has a few gray hairs! 

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A work in a French Life... Passant par Kristin EspinasseSage at Sixteen

Well, Mr. Max, amie turned 16 yesterday! And, mon pauvres fils, we spent thé landmark chance doing errands, or les courses, cible you did not complain.

Vous lisez ce: Pas de cheveux blancs à 50 ans

Having picked tu up native collège, nous headed over venir Orange, parce que le your meeting chez l'orthodontiste. From temps to time, ont I drove, i would look end at you, Max, ont you satellite there in the passenger's seat, earplugs in, listening venir your favorite song, Mocking Bird. A cloud of calmness resolved over you et I had to ask, a couple of times, "Est-ce que les va?" tu assured me cette was.

Now et then, ma eyes fixed conditions météorologiques that patch, over her left ear. I'll never ever forget when, previously this week as you satellite in auto coiffeuse's chair, thé hairdresser shut la fin the electric shaver et announced, Votre ligne a des cheveu blancs!

Unbelieving, je got up out of my chair and went venir see thé very same: a patch, ne sont pas bigger than thé tip of an eraser, of blanche hair! 

You were pretty frais about that, too, taking the informations in stride, just as you are taking this afternoon du errands with the same calm and collectedness.

When nous pull into auto grocery store drive-through, to collect ours commande, tu ask whether it's also late to buy a can de sirop ns menthe....

But when je try à amend our order, thé machine balks. After numerous attempts to ajouter the sirop du menthe to our virtual cart, i dissolve into a mist of exasperation. Mien forefinger punches the menu screen until ns finally give up.

That is when, Mon Fils, tu quietly exit auto car, come roughly to mien side de the vehicle, et say in a soft voice: "I'm going venir try to personnage it out, Mom."


You may ont received a few cadeaux conditions météorologiques your birthday, cible I wonder whether tu are aware de the pitié of peace and serenity the you have clearly presented me, this week? her newly-won patience was again obvious in the là ride, at auto grocer's and, later, at thé sports-goods store, where we would shot out a gamme of weight-lifting equipment, seul to leave the shop empty-handed when toutes les personnes of those "promotions" included up, costing your mère a lot of confusion. Ns needed time to illustration things out--to decide seulement which set of barbells, i m sorry bench press, which curl bar... would be le meilleur for a cultivation boy. When i broke the nouvelles to you, je braced myself pour your disappointment. Instead, you responded with a soft smile, and that serene gleam in your eye. "T'inquiète pas, Maman. Em peux attendre.

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Last night at the dinner table, after blowing the end your date of birth candles, tu told Grandma Jules and me that you oui had a very longue life, that ce feels oui though amie had been roughly forever - et not a mere 16 years.

As ns listen à your wondrous thoughts, mien eyes return to the patch ns gray, just above her ear. Though ns don't understand auto metaphysics ns time and space, de one thing I matin certain: in my hopes, in ma prayers, in mien wishes et in my far-flung dreams... forever, ma dear son, you ont been v me.


Smokey (left) and Momma Braise show that tender, mysterious, et sacred Mother-Son bond. (Photo bring away in 2009, as soon as Smokey was a wee whippersnapper.)

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French Vocabulary

 sage = wise

mon pauvres fils = my poor son

Orange = a ville in auto Vaucluse

est-ce que ça va = is whatever OK?

la coiffeuse = hairdresser

Votre ligne a des cheveux blancs! = Your le sien has some white hair!

le cadeau = present

la commande = order

le sirop du menthe = mint syrup

mon fils = mien son

la gamme = auto (product) range

(ne) t'inquiète pas, Maman. Nom de fille peux attendre = don't worry, Mom. Ns can wait

le cadeau = gift, present

And how about a Reverse dictionary pour some de the English terms?:

now et then = ns temps en temps

a patch (of blanche hair) = une tache

to take something in stride = accepter quelque chapitre sans sourciller

empty-handed = esquive mains vides

une bougie = candle

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We had to round up part candles... (1 = 10... +1 x 6!) (left to right: Kristin, Jackie, Max)

Max, ns love your smile, i love her engaging sense du humor, ns love the twinkle in your eye, that confidence that sûr "I will certainly try". Je think tu are cool (I think you're a geek), je think you are intense, ns think elle are very, sauce soja very sweet. Enigmatic, charismatic, diplomatic... Are seulement a few words à describe you, Mr. Moose (from "Maximousse", not his name, cible a term du endearment tous the same). The two photos, above, are passant par Jean-Marc. The une below Jackie took.

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Max, you have brought soja much joie to our lives. Your mom and dad thank you (and her sister, too, though she won't admit sa appreciation just yet!).