Thursday, February 23, 2012

the sincerest form of flattery

It all started with a care package from the States.  Annabelle’s good friend Audrey sent a thoughtful assortment of favors and activities left over from her birthday party.  Included in the mix were several hair accessories, including neon hair extensions and large tropical faux flowers.  Annabelle proceeded to clip these items together and plop them atop Naud’s head.  

I was busily making pancakes when I heard peals of laughter and turned toward the living room.  The moment I saw Naud, all I could think was: Frida Kahlo.  I begged for a little creative license and he not so cheerfully obliged.  One flowery scarf, ruby necklace and faux unibrow later, we had ourselves a dead ringer.  I knew better than to suggest lipstick.  The man has limits.
one of these Fridas is not like the other

Finding Naud’s inner Frida made me laugh so hard I almost wet myself.  I’m so glad my husband is a good sport although I think the red lipstick would have added a lot. 

DSC_7051 gratuitous scenery shot to erase all memory of the previous imagery

Once everyone (Naud) was back to normal, we headed to the American Library in Paris for their annual Valentine party, which was great fun.  The bus stop near the library afforded us a sparkling view of La Tour Eiffel as we headed home to prepare for our first out of town guest, due to arrive later that evening. 


  1. I haven't even read the post yet, but Cleve and I are laughing our heads off! Naud "Fridalink", you are AWESOME! -Psalm

  2. i'm so glad you got a good laugh. i wasn't sure if it would creep people out. it probably does. but you know us and know that we're not weirdos. just people who aren't afraid to laugh at ourselves.