Today is La fête des Mères. The kids work very hard making things at school. On Sunday morning, they can hardly wait to give me their creation and smile and giggle their way through the poem they’ve been working hard all week to memorize. Minty has a great Gascon accent. This means when she says, “maman” she puts in “aing” on the end. What should be “mah-mohn” comes out “mah-maing.” Her English pronunciation is not much better. Her “mother” comes out like “muddah.” So, Happy Muddah’s day to all those Mah-maing’s in France.