Paris street cafe


BigB, Paris 2002

Picture the scene: an extended family group enjoying a day in Paris before taking the train to historic Poitiers. It’s about lunchtime and the group has stopped to review lunch options in a narrow street lined with small cafes. And then WanderMom notices that her two-year-old has slipped out of view. Frantic, she alerts the rest of the group and everyone’s attention is immediately focused on finding the child. Within seconds, WanderDad starts laughing, pointing into a nondescript cafe-tabac just a couple of doors from where the group had originally been standing.

This little guy is a kid who just loves his eggs, and is very serious about his food. And he’s a child, who even at two, was ready to take charge of his own destiny. While the adults were deliberating what and where to eat, he spied the customary wire rack of hard-boiled eggs on the counter of the cafe-tabac. Being used to high counter stools from home, he perched himself up on one and without a word of french was negotiating an egg from the proprietor when his Dad spotted him.

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About wandermom

". . .life is short and the world is wide" - Simon Raven I'm not sure I've ever consciously planned a trip based on this sentiment, but it definitely influences my subconscious! I've been traveling as frequently and widely as possible since I finished school. And I love it. I love the research, the planning, the fervent packing and the curiosity of exploring somewhere I've never been before. My husband & I are both Irish - as in born-in-Ireland. But we live in Seattle. We have two boys: wild, boisterous, regular boys. So, since becoming a Mom, I've been a WanderMom. Given our slightly-unusual family situation, routine "visits-to-Grandma" are international trips requiring passports, 10hr-flights and (oh joy!) airport transfers. I have rants, raves and opinions about how, where & why to travel with kids (start them as young as you can, I say!). I hope to learn even more by researching topics which other wandermoms may be interested in reading about on this blog. Passports, pacifiers, diapers and gameboys at the ready - off we go! Contact Info: Email Michelle: michelle (at) murphnduff (dot) org

12 thoughts on “Paris street cafe

  1. Carolina

    wow, for a minute you had me panicked too. He looks so focused, I can appreciate a little man who takes his food seriously, and he was a cutie too.

  2. Peace Mitchell (Australia)

    How adorable! I think he’ll go far with an independent and confident spirit like that,
    Thanks for sharing,

  3. soultravelers3

    Too cute! My little world traveler has the same kind of head strong personality and knows what she wants and how to get it. She was so famous for disappearing regularly in public and so fast ( she walked at 6 months and by 9m she ran faster than me!) that we did not dare start our open ended world tour until she was 5.

    Loved your story!

  4. wandermom

    Hey all: thanks for your comments – much appreciated.
    It was a heart-stopping traveling-with-children moment which turned out fine in the end. And this kid is definitely my “have-toothbrush-will-travel” child. I’m sure, in time, we’ll be traveling to find him.

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