Sundays Are For Sebastian—#40

Several months ago, I started a new weekly theme: Sundays Are For Sebastian. Sebastian is my five year old and he says some of the funniest things–we have no idea where he gets his material since his mother and I are rather boring, serious people.

We have decided that if Sebastian wants to ask for something to eat between meals, he has to ask in French (he, like his brother, goes to a French immersion school and there’s nothing like a little motivation to encourage language acquisition). The other day he said to my wife (who’s French is better than either of our boys realize):

“Est-ce que je peux avoir un biscuit?”

So my wife gave him a cracker (‘biscuit’).

He glanced down at the cracker, and then back to his mother: “No Mommy, ‘biscuit’ means ‘candy’.”


About the drunken cyclist

I have been an occasional cycling tour guide in Europe for the past 20 years, visiting most of the wine regions of France. Through this "job" I developed a love for wine and the stories that often accompany the pulling of a cork. I live in Houston with my lovely wife and two wonderful sons.
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20 Responses to Sundays Are For Sebastian—#40

  1. katebortell says:

    LOL I like his style!!!!


  2. idrinkforaliving says:

    “Biscuit du chocolat” is “chocolate chip cookie.” He may be on to something…


  3. Danielle says:

    Biscuit can also mean cookie. Generally, this would be the intonation her. A cracker would more likely be “un biscuit sale.”


    • Yeah, “biscuit” technally means “twice-cooked” and can certainly be applied to cookies. I think the term that most closely resembles “American Cookies” would likely be petit gâteau, but of course that could be wrong, too!


  4. Ever thought of compiling Sebastian’s wit and wisdom into a book? 🙂


  5. Lauzan says:

    We are a french – italian – norwegian family… I’m Italian, my viking is French-Norwegian and I speak to him in English, our children live in a melting pot of languages. It’s amazing how they are good at turning the the tables in their favor according to who they are talking to. 🙂 Sly Sebastian!


  6. Theresa says:

    Nice try, little man. 😉


  7. lulu says:

    M with Sebastian…I want candy rather than a cracker!


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