Monday, December 27, 2010


I'm on hold with the town hall of Bordeaux right now... it's pretty exciting! Talking to "official" french people makes me giddy inside--it's so close I can almost taste it. It also makes me very nervous because French civil servants (or salespeople for that matter) have a way of making you feel like a complete idiot, and considering I haven't lived in France for the past... four years, and don't speak french with "pure" french speakers very often (by pure I mean people who don't live in America and get tainted by being surrounded by English all the time), I'm a bit nervous about how I sound. Plus, I've never been a grownup in France, which means I don't even know where to start with all the administrative jargon and paperwork.
We're trying to see if we can get student aid in France for our housing this summer. It looks like I can get a little something, and anything helps!
Also, when you get married you get a "family book" (which I assure you has nothing to do with scrap-booking) that essentially takes the place of a marriage certificate; it establishes you as a legal family, and then you add your kids in as you have them, etc. This will allow my kids to have dual citizenship just like me. Andrew thinks it's funny his kids will have another nationality than his own (although they'll be American too), I guess it is pretty unique.

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