Friday, March 12, 2010

Making history

(thank you Jackie for the wonderful photo)

Alors les filles???

This is exactly what I would like to teach my girls
Well, one day... once I've taught them how to 'eat proper' anyway ;-)
I'll lead by example then shall I?
What about you?

32 comments:

  1. I do believe this is my very favorite post of yours. Ever.
    Maybe this can be our new matra...?
    xx

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  2. But they live longer and don't worry their mothers to death. Ange....this motto is one my 23 year old has lived by....it's killing me! Be careful what you ask for!
    :) a very well behaved and boring soul....
    L

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  3. Great motto but I'll teach my daughter the meaning behind it too, Well behaved women never stood up for themselves, never moved above their social station (behind men)....

    It's not about living the rock and roll life at all.

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  4. I love this, especially on a Friday afternoon.

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  5. Love this quote! I was too good a girl when I was young. But I'm making up for it now...

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  6. I personally want my daughter to be very naughty but JUST NOT AT HOME.

    And naughty in a feisty, bold, adventurous, don't put up with any crap way, not naughty in a drug taking, hanging out with bad people kind of way.

    I LOVED Your last post by the way I didn't comment because I have no time but all your little bibs and bobs are just so divine. And I love the thought of you creeping through the Parisian streets with your bits of wrought iron!!

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  7. uh oh, I have a feeling it's going to get even more interesting over here! You go girl! ~Lili

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  8. I'm with you!
    I'll stick my tongue out at a cute man tomorrow. I'll see how that goes! What are you going to do?
    xo
    Andrea

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  9. Brilliant, I'm off to twitter it onto the world right away. I love living here really, or rather I love living in Carcassonne :)

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  10. Hey Ange
    Good luck with that!! haha.... I guess it depends on one's concept of behaved!!! Really.. you know us Aussies.. we aren't really one's to behave now are we? hahaha Have a great weekend.. xxx Julie

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  11. It sounds boring, that said, my parents may have thought oherwise when I was growing up and Mr FF would probably live longer.....

    Bisous, Leeann

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  12. Lili, things are getting more and more interesting, you are right!

    Laura, Jane Austen was well behaved ... but she was also 'naughty!' So was Amelia Earheart... Underneath every 'boring soul' lies a little devil dying to get out ;-) I'm sure my adventure racing ways have had my mother on the edge of her seat more than once!

    Jane, naughtiness is best dealt with by other people! Just kidding ... It's not easy finding the right balance between teaching daughters critical thinking and courage, and teaching them comment respect for all (especially their Mother). The only drugs we take in our house is propolis ;-)

    Andrea, there are no men (cute or otherwise) to poke my tongue out here in the country... So I shall have to limit myself to chasing a squirrel up a tree or grabbing one of the horses from the fields below by the mane and galloping off bareback!

    Julie, yes...the Aussie way is definitely more, more hmm - shall we say forthright? That gives the French a run for their money sometimes ;-)

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  13. Leeann - knowing you, I can only imagine how 'boring' you must not have been for your parents ahahhaha!

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  14. Dear Ange,
    You have made very good use of that photo and quote.
    I was always a little bit naughty but , my Mum and Dad said that it was in a good way !!When I used this image in my post, I obviously meant it in a good way. ...My Dad was always a little bit naughty and cheeky and, I think that I take sfter him, but in a good way !
    I have never had a days trouble from my children but, I know that they have been a little naughty on occasions. XXXX

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  15. hi Ange,

    This is one of my favorite quotes!
    Wish I was a little less well behaved...working on it, I guess ;-)
    Bisous,

    Hummus

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  16. Such a wonderful and true quote. I love it....

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  17. I guess 'good behaviour' would be to leave a civil and supportive comment here. But now I can't do that for fear of not making history. I have to say I'm at a total loss as to what to do, Ange. It's worrying me.

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  18. ~naughty when needed...nice to please...wild when your heart calls for it...calm when other may not rejoice in your craziness! l♥♥♥ve this...something i think sometimes as we get older we tend to loose...trying to be proper and good role models...yet it is such a liberating and exhilirating feeling to let loose and just be...wishing you well and brightest blessings~

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  19. I have always tried to make my own rules... way more fun!

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  20. Most excellent quote...so much truth to that.

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  21. Love that quote and it is so true!
    Rita
    'If you obey all the rules you miss all the fun.' Katharine Hepburn

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  22. oh yeah, I'll definitely be at the front of the queue for this one! although it's not always landed me in the easiest of places in life . . . . . . . ;)

    Amelia.x

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  23. hi ange

    ya, i pretty much live by that every day....
    and my girls are fine.

    cheers
    ~laura

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  24. actually my girls are awesome!!
    ~laura

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  25. Ange, again, you do not disappoint. Being well-behaved and by whose standards? I was always one to push the envelope, and in my family, it didn't take much! I once stepped off of a plane with a nose ring just to shock my parents. It worked and they didn't bat an eyelash when I got the real one.

    I wrote a post a little while ago about my friend's daughter, my psuedo-neice. I feel she's the epitome of what a woman should be - adventurous, questioning and a little bit rebellious, but with good core values of respecting herself and her family. She may push buttons, but it's her carving out her own niche, well-behaved or not!

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  26. Well I'm all for making history - with the suffragettes and Vita Sackville West as my muses...

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  27. My life is a constant balancing act... somewhere between naughty and nice. It keeps things very interesting! (and so much more FUN!;)
    hugs,
    Rhonda

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  28. Hi Ange...I am passing on the Sunshine Award to thank you for you for you kind words over the past months...they have meant a lot to me :)
    Jeanne

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  29. very true!
    as long as my children are honest, kind and thoughtful it's a good start...and of course happy.

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  30. Aaah yes, the key is getting the balance right. Those well behaved, quiet little mousy types who are too scared to have an opinion, let alone risk airing it are just plain boring! But the proud to be loud can get on your nerves too. Plenty of spice tempered with a kindly heart is what I like.

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  31. thank you for my morning chuckle.
    I saw Alice in Wonderland last night and she refused to wear her corset and was it stockings...
    she has been remembered ;-}

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  32. Absolutely right on - the world needs more eccentrics, people who challenge the status quo & girls who don't want to control everything in their lives down to the teeniest, tiniest thing!
    Millie ^_^

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Can't think of a famous quote that says 'communication makes the world go round' so you 'll just have to get my clumsy way of putting it instead ;-) Your comments are precious. Thanks for dropping by!