Firstly, there is this picture. Then the other day in the Princess’s school I saw a poster encouraging us all to go to something arty which was supported by the “MinistÃ¨re des classes moyennes”; disappointingly when I found the Ministry site, it is translated into English as self-employed which is not the same thing at all. Finally, do you know that all children who go to school in Belgium whether rich or poor are entitled to a “classe de neige” which is a week of school on the ski slopes? Subsidised by the State, as appropriate. What a fantastic thing for taxes to go on – let’s hear it for the Belgians please.
Did you know that teenage boys can sound like their mothers? Just warning you, as is Alana. And I have just discovered that she is a poet too. Yes, I know, that sounds like bad news, but it’s not. Truly.
You think I covered this earlier, but no, this is Dooce for alphamom. Funnily enough, they seem to have barred her from talking about motherhood, it’s about music, tv, concerts. For my money, not as good as dooce.com where her daughter, Leta, gets a lot of airtime but perhaps of more interest for those among you not blessed with progeny.