What’s the distinction between household life in France and household life I sometimes get asked. Well in truth, much less than you’d think. Eating routine and mealtimes are more formal from France, and it is far more normal for families to eat together. But, in addition, it is common for a TV to be on from the corner, so the notion of superior family and time bonding is not quite as persuasive as you might think. Food is generally seen as more significant, and alcohol as less significant, than it from the uk. To explain a little – there’s more concentrate on the quality of drink and food in France, and much less on the quantity.
Two appropriate take a seat meals per day is a bare minimum – catching a fast sandwich is an alien concept, certainly outside the large cities. But that does not leave the French with a horrible obesity problem – rather the opposite. Maybe two good, balanced, foods and a glass of Bordeaux is much less fattening than two hamburger, per bag of crisps, per mars bar and 3 pints of lager. Often, families have inhabited the same land for generations and the ones that have left house just have been able to stagger a few hundred metres in the future.
Grandmas, aunties and godparents are close to hand. This could cause a problem of overcrowding very shortly, except for individuals either exiting to get married and living in another farmhouse in the future, or escaping into the large cities and a lifetime of money and stress, work and commuting. Metro, boulot, dodo as it’s called in France. There’s more discipline at home than in the United Kingdom, which carries forward to usually well behaved kids at school and very little overbearing or aggression. Not subject with a big stick, only a general understanding that kids will do as they’re told – an understanding that the kids also seem perfectly satisfied with.
There is a hilarious idea. I get the impression that kids in France help out around the home a lot more in France – cooking, cleaning and so forth, but regrettably I cannot be sure of my facts. Since if I ask my own kids Do all of your mates do a lot more about the home than you do? they seem unable to answer correctly, I cannot imagine why. French could soak a croissant in their hot chocolate whilst other nations are eating coco pops and drink tea, or waffles and coffee, but actually, and perhaps surprisingly, aside from all of these small things, there’s no great difference between household life in France and household life in other nations. Comments – Sylvie Feb 11, 2009 at 11: 51 pm – I get the impression that kids in France help out around the home a lot more in France cooking, cleaning and so forth, but regrettably I cannot be sure of my facts. These words have plunged me into per significant depressionmy kids have never helped out around the home unless dead threats. Boris Feb 12, 2009 at 8: 15 am – You and me both Sylvie.