Tuesday, September 13, 2005

Our New Home

Our new villa is right next to a preschool, a “maternelle.”

“No problem,” I said to Jube, “We’ll just see some cute little kids when we catch the bus.”

“I had to observe a maternelle class last year, Gem,” he told me. “Every time they have recess, they scream for the whole hour!”

Nahhhh, it’s not that bad. I don’t hear them at all. I’m sure they do all scream, but not at the same time—until the school bell rings to summon them back inside.



Seriously! I thought the Rolling Stones had just arrived onstage or something!

No big deal. There is only one recess in the morning, one at lunch, and two in the afternoon. . . . . . . . . . . . .


alpheccar said...


I have added you to the list of bloggers in Nice:


kim said...

we, too, have not only a maternelle but also a primaire in close proximity to our apartment, and when the windows are open you can hear the kiddos running about. This year I'll be going to school though, so I imagine I won't be around too much to hear them. I don't think they really bother me all that much though.

I could really do without waking up to petanque playing at 9am on Sundays, though.