petite merde no. 1

Last night on Facebook, I posted the following status update:

Dear Hadley,

I forced our mother to eat french fries at lunch today. (She wanted bean salad. She wanted to pair her lobster club sandwich with BEAN SALAD.)

Sincerely yours,

My sister responded with:

Remember when divorce started to become a common thing in the 70s and every kid was worrying about it and about which parent they’d want to live with if it happened in their family? In hindsight, the answer was pretty obvious.

Which is probably why she has another book deal, and I’m working on writing my signature with my left hand.

12 Responses to petite merde no. 1

  1. Karen August 25, 2016 at 4:52 pm #


  2. thatskinnychickcanbake August 25, 2016 at 4:57 pm #

    Such a faux pas! So glad you were available to advise–such a helpful daughter 🙂

    • movita beaucoup August 25, 2016 at 7:07 pm #

      Good daughters never let their mothers eat bean salad.

  3. Cindy August 25, 2016 at 5:02 pm #


  4. Eva August 25, 2016 at 5:02 pm #


  5. Stephbo August 25, 2016 at 9:43 pm #

    Hadley is almost as funny as you. Almost. ????

  6. WillCookForFriends August 25, 2016 at 10:56 pm #

    Bahahaha! Ditto what Stephbo said… *almost* as funny. (The two of you combined, however, are comedy gold.)

  7. movita's sister August 25, 2016 at 11:21 pm #

    Challenge accepted, laydeez.

    • movita beaucoup August 25, 2016 at 11:22 pm #


  8. Stacy August 26, 2016 at 1:42 am #

    I read that exchange and so wished I could spend time in person with your whole family. Such a hoot!

  9. Abbe@This is How I Cook August 28, 2016 at 7:18 pm #

    Bean salad should never have been on the menu.

    • movita beaucoup August 29, 2016 at 9:06 am #

      That’s all I’m saying.

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