Friday, December 22, 2006

Des muscles

Whenever I need a laugh, some weeks more than others, I ask Helena to show me her muscles.

It was just before Christmas last year that she came home and announced that she had des gros muscles. I insisted on evidence.

She clenches her fists, her jaw. Her whole body trembles with the exertion.

Her muscles, pronounced the French way ("myooskl"), make for a good party trick. She takes the command very seriously. After all, here's proof positive that she's a growing girl.


kimbofo said...

I laughed out loud at this! How delightful. The sheer concentration on her face in the first pic is priceless!

Suzanne said...

Helena the prize fighter! These are terrific.

gls said...

Lovely pictures. A promise of things to come for my wife and me.

cipriano said...

Very very cute.
Of course, everyone knows that clenching the teeth helps muscles be way more muscle-ier!
What a darling girl!

Kimberly said...

How delightful! I laughed out loud, too.

I hope that you and Helena both got exactly what you wanted for Christmas.

Pearl said...

Wow, she looks so much older than the last picture I remember.

Great little girl muscles. :) Sign her up for wrestling.

patricia said...

Words cannot express how much I adore these pictures. Helena is such a joy. Thank you for sharing!

Hope you had a lovely Christmas.

Freudian Slip said...

What cute pictures! Show me your muscles :)