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.

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