You Know You’re An Au Pair In France When:

DSC_1262 Being an au pair anywhere is an experience in itself, but there are some things that just really strike true for being one in France. And since these aren’t things you would necessarily know if you weren’t in France, I’ve decided to share 15 of them with all of you lovely people. So here we go: 15 ways you know you’re an au pair in France:

  1. Your children have at least 1 “doudou” which is a lapin (rabbit).doudou-lapin-beige-bashful
  1. For gôute (snack) your kids want compote pomme (applesauce in a tube), crêpes, pain chocolate or brioche.

goute france

  1. This.logo-bonne-maman-capsule
  1. The park is your best friend.Selling-street-photographs-1
  1. You’re frantic to get your kids places on time, because you know it ain’t no joke to be late.scolding
  1. You dread Wednesdays. All Wednesdays.readImage
  1. Life really is a musical…or that’s what your kids think. sound-of-music
  1. Soups come in one form: Purée.

Pureed Soups

  1. Turtle necks are the cutest/worst thing to ever happen to your child’s wardrobe.

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  1. Night life on a week day? What’s that.

passed-out-puppy

  1. Your child crying sounds like this: DSCN4284
  1. Your children do some kind of extreme sport activity… for fun.article-0-056FC1AE000005DC-184_634x347
  1. Your kids play some kind of instrument. And anything less than perfection is unacceptable.74812_990x742-cb1387828202
  1. You know who Tchoupi et Doudou (aka Charley and Mimmo) are.
  1. World Cup theatrics are nothing compared to your day to day life.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rvsuYssoTw0

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3 thoughts on “You Know You’re An Au Pair In France When:

  1. A little bit, but the French love their culture and it is really deeply engrained into everything they do. It’s very different from the plethora of cultures in the US. Here there is a standard of life and it seems to be pretty similar regardless of where (or who) you are in the country (at least from my experience).

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