Une photo, une histoire #3

The third post from Une photo, une histoire. How exciting! May I start saying pardon?! Baba is a bit of a show off in this one.


Yeah, you got it. The babe en action! I had to select this picture because I love so much the cool attitude he has.

It was taken last Sunday. Frenchie Mummy was well excited as la petite famille was out for the day, on a mission to have lunch in a countryside pub. I imagine you, reading these lines and thinking ‘What a strange French woman… Being so happy about a roast dinner! Crazy French people…Not only they eat snails, but now they love our dearest roast!’

Well, dear readers… I didn’t have a roast! Much better than that if I may. I enjoyed some massive burger and chips before finishing my meal with an enormous slice of pecan pie. Salivating? Would you please stop!? You are looking at my son right now and this kind of behaviour is very inapproprié! I know he is kind of delicious, but still.

The truth is Grumpy Boyfriend is working super hard at the moment. Non-stop… He gets up early in the morning, works sometimes still in his dressing gown (don’t tell him I shared that with you! He would kill me!). 10.00pm and he is far from being finished. Someone needs to make money in this house. And the good news for you is that Frenchie Mummy can write funny (or not) posts for you to read!

So you may have understood it, we don’t go out often lately. That’s why both Baba and I were very eager to go for a pub lunch. Typical British weather oblige, it was pretty cold and rainy when we left the house. Therefore, I covered up le bébé so that he didn’t get cold. I know; what a caring mum I am, right?

But then, horreur! As we were on the way, the sun came out. Miracle! And it was pretty bright as well. Frenchie Mummy had to intervene. Vite! She gets out the sublime shades and put them on Baba. He has fragile eyes. And she is rather a worrying maman

I thought I would have a go. To me, it was pretty sure that Baba will immediately try to take them off. Too tempted to discover this new object and avid to put them in his mouth, the sunglasses should not have lived long on his nez. Mais par magie, Baba decided to leave them on. Even better, he started sucking on his pacifier. It was so funny! I wish I filmed it.

And me to take pictures ‘Click! Click!’ as he was so beau! He carried on, rolling his eyes ‘Encore des photos…Whatever!’ You know in the Simpsons’ credits, when you see Maggie sucking her dummy while on the till, right? It was just like this. My Baba was pretending to be a baby star.


Next thing you know, he will be on the cover of Jojo Maman Bébé catalogue…

Since then, the babe has practised the art of les lunettes de soleil. Look at this one when he sunbathed on our balcony while watching the nature outside (and probably thinking of his next post).


That’s it folks! Did you actually read a whole post about a French babe wearing shades? You and your obsession with cute babies… I forgive you. That’s true: il est trop beau, mon fils! ?

Nominations for the Mumsnet Blogging Awards 2016 are on until 31st July. If you liked this post, I would love you to nominate me for the Best Comic Writer category. It’s very simple; just click on the link above. Merci from a Frenchie blogger ?


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  1. Tracy
    June 29, 2016 / 4:50 am

    He does indeed look cool! I love your writing style. It makes a refreshing change. 🙂

    • thefrenchiemummy
      June 29, 2016 / 5:05 am

      merci ? thanks for reading

  2. June 29, 2016 / 8:31 am

    That is one cute baby! And yes I did read a whole post about a sunglass wearing baby and loved it! 🙂 especially the bit where he’s thinking about his next post!

    • thefrenchiemummy
      June 29, 2016 / 8:44 am

      Thanks as usual for reading and commenting! ??? from Baba and I

  3. Mouse, Moo and Me Too
    June 30, 2016 / 6:17 am

    I would say the blue of the sunglasses brings out his eyes but I can’t see them (because of said shades), and now I really want pecan pie! I really like your writing style, new follower here ? #ablogginggoodtime

    • thefrenchiemummy
      June 30, 2016 / 6:23 am

      Merci! I have seen wonders in your own blog so I return the compliment ? Off to follow you back. Pecan pie is so nice…

      • Mouse, Moo and Me Too
        June 30, 2016 / 6:24 am

        Aah merci bien! Mmmm. Just all pie. #pienotporridge

        • thefrenchiemummy
          June 30, 2016 / 6:25 am


  4. Gym Bunny Mummy
    June 30, 2016 / 8:39 am

    Such a cutie! Mine would have never kept them on, he’s almost now & I still can’t get him in shades or a hat. It’s a good job we live in rainy Manchester! #ablogginggoodtime

    • thefrenchiemummy
      June 30, 2016 / 10:48 am

      ha ha ha yeah eventually a good thing about the weather. Thanks for commenting.

  5. Squirmy Popple
    June 30, 2016 / 11:41 am

    There is nothing cuter than a baby in shades! I managed to get a few photos of the Popple in hers before she ripped them off her face and threw them on the floor. I haven’t tried to make her wear them again – I think it’s a lost cause. #stayclassymama

    • thefrenchiemummy
      June 30, 2016 / 12:22 pm

      ? I think Baba left them on because he likes the attention. The other day we were in town and I could see people looking at him ‘look at this cute baby’.He knows it… Say the keyword ‘cute’ and you get a big smile…

  6. June 30, 2016 / 12:32 pm

    You do have a great writing style , Frenchie! Like listening to a friend. And of course you have a super cool baby

    • thefrenchiemummy
      June 30, 2016 / 2:41 pm

      ? I like that being described as a friend

  7. July 1, 2016 / 8:32 am

    One cool dude and well done taking the chance for a lunch out. I bet he was the star of the show in his glasses. #fabfridaypost

    • thefrenchiemummy
      July 1, 2016 / 9:43 am

      And he loved it! thanks for stopping by.

  8. Tracey Bowden
    July 1, 2016 / 9:56 am

    I totally just read a whole post about a babe wearing shades as the babes mum has a great way with words. Also you now have me wanting a burger…….. #PoCoLo

    • thefrenchiemummy
      July 1, 2016 / 10:03 am

      A nice and cheesy burger is always a good choice! Thanks for commenting x

  9. July 1, 2016 / 12:31 pm

    Haha yes we did just read a while post about a cute baby wearing sunglasses. But mainly as I was hoping for a flash of inspiration to get my daughter to leave hers on. Sun hat, hair clips, glasses. Your name the accessory, it never stays put. The moment it does, expect to see a similar post from me out of sheer excitement

  10. The Mum Project
    July 1, 2016 / 5:11 pm

    hahah I LOVE his outfit! Well the sunglasses really. Are those baby sunglasses? Where can I get these? AMAZON?! I’m obsessed with Amazon, that’s the only store there is right? That’s great you had good weather, you never know what it’s going to be like in the UK! Sometimes it may just surprise you and be sunny, for once. ; ) Thanks for the update and sharing with #StayClassyMama!

    • thefrenchiemummy
      July 1, 2016 / 5:48 pm

      Yep baby shades. Saw them in primark and I thought I could find something better. Went to mothercare and other shops. There was nothing or it was like super expensive like £10 for baby glasses. Eventually I went back to Primark and got them for £1! Bargain and people stopping in the street saying he looked gorgeous ?? love it!

  11. July 2, 2016 / 6:43 am

    Woah hey Mr Cool! He looks very stylish…I love it 🙂 Lovely post – really enjoy reading your blog x #ablogginggoodtime

    • thefrenchiemummy
      July 2, 2016 / 7:06 am

      ? You’re very nice, thanks. Blushing right now.

  12. min1980
    July 2, 2016 / 3:03 pm

    Yes, I did just read a whole post about a French baby wearing shades. And I loved it! You made it very funny and enjoyable. #FabFridayPost

    • thefrenchiemummy
      July 2, 2016 / 4:13 pm

      ?thanks for reading.

  13. July 2, 2016 / 10:26 pm

    That is one very cool looking young man! I enjoyed your post 🙂 #PoCoLo

  14. July 4, 2016 / 6:09 am

    He’s such a cool little dude and very cute in his trendy glasses. I love that you write occasionally in French, by the end of a year of reading your posts hopefully I’ll be fluent ? Gem x (aka Colleyswobbles) #fartglitter

    • thefrenchiemummy
      July 4, 2016 / 6:39 am

      You will be for sure ? thanks for reading x

  15. July 4, 2016 / 6:17 am

    Haha I’d read anything with a cute kid in sunnies as the picture. ? #marvmondays

  16. July 4, 2016 / 7:27 am

    Oh how adorable! We have a similar photo of our Little Man as a baby (only wearing mummy’s glasses as we were not as organised as you and he didn’t have his own pair until he was a fair bit older!!) What is it about baby’s and making absolutely anything look super cute? #sharethejoy

    • thefrenchiemummy
      July 4, 2016 / 7:30 am

      You’r right. Whatever they do, they are gorgeous. Thanks for stopping by and commenting x

  17. jphowze
    July 4, 2016 / 8:07 am

    Cute pic, and I agree — pub lunches are fab with the family!

  18. July 4, 2016 / 8:29 am

    Aw sounded like you needed that break and pub lunch! Yes starving now! The little dude looks fab and how good of him to keep them on! Hopefully be the same with hats xx #fartglitter

    • thefrenchiemummy
      July 4, 2016 / 10:18 am

      Thanks for reading x

  19. m
    July 4, 2016 / 11:27 am

    Very impressed. The 20 something pounds we spend on baby sunglasses were wasted as they never got closer to his eyes than his mouth. C’est chic! (That’s pretty much the extent of my French- you’re welcome 😀 )


    • thefrenchiemummy
      July 4, 2016 / 4:10 pm

      Oh no! I thought it would be the same. That’s why I didn’t invest in a too expensive pair… Thanks for reading and well done for the French!

  20. prettyinplaydough
    July 4, 2016 / 12:08 pm

    Haha he is the cutest baby ever! and I definitely did read a whole post about a baby in sunglasses, it was worth it though! I want to get Little R some sunglasses but she refuses to keep them on because she is such a monkey! Lovely post! #fartglitter

    • thefrenchiemummy
      July 4, 2016 / 4:13 pm

      ? Baba can be such a monkey too sometimes. Thanks for your comment.

  21. July 4, 2016 / 4:19 pm

    I’m loving those super cool glasses, hope he gets much wear out of them this summer ? Thanks for linking up #FabFridayPost

    • thefrenchiemummy
      July 4, 2016 / 4:42 pm

      Thanks for reading. He has the complete set now I have bought him a hat as well ?

  22. July 4, 2016 / 6:11 pm

    Aw, such a cool dude with those shades! They look awesome on him. My mum bought Marianna a pair of neon green plastic ones in the shape of stars – she looks like Elton John with them on 😀 x #KCACOLS

    • thefrenchiemummy
      July 4, 2016 / 7:43 pm

      I love that! Thanks for reading x

  23. July 4, 2016 / 7:59 pm

    Well they do look cute in their sunglasses when they’re so tiny don’t they! I don’t blame you for getting out and I think I would have ordered the same! #marvmondays

    • thefrenchiemummy
      July 4, 2016 / 8:02 pm

      Burger is always a good choice, better than snails for sure ?Thanks for stopping by.

  24. Double the Monkey Business
    July 4, 2016 / 9:19 pm

    He is one cool dude!! Love the sunglasses!! #marvmondays x

  25. Fran @ Whinge Whinge Wine
    July 5, 2016 / 9:04 am

    How on earth does he keep those on? I bought those baby banz ones that velcro around their head and they still stayed on about 13 seconds. You have a very tolerant baby. Or maybe just really cool. #Chucklemums

    • thefrenchiemummy
      July 5, 2016 / 10:57 am

      Very cool, I can’t imagine him being tolerant. That, plus he loves when I tell him he is beau and he was half-asleep so probably not bothered… Thanks for the comment x

  26. July 5, 2016 / 9:06 am

    I can’t help but read your posts with a French accent. Mon Dieu! He’s a cool little dude indeed!

    • thefrenchiemummy
      July 5, 2016 / 10:58 am

      ? I wish I could hear you x

  27. Agent Spitback
    July 5, 2016 / 10:53 am

    He is adorable in the shades. Looks very very cool indeed. Enjoyed reading your post – and your pecan pie! I want some now. #bigpinklink

    • thefrenchiemummy
      July 5, 2016 / 10:59 am

      I can’t blame you, pecan pie is so nice. Thanks for reading

  28. July 5, 2016 / 8:01 pm

    Now that is a very cool baby you have there. Lovely photos #pointshoot

    • thefrenchiemummy
      July 5, 2016 / 9:28 pm

      Merci ☺♥

  29. July 5, 2016 / 8:14 pm

    Cool writing so its no wonder your babe has such style too! He reminded me of Maggie even before i saw the animation. Jo x #chucklemums

    • thefrenchiemummy
      July 5, 2016 / 9:29 pm

      He is doing that all the time at the moment. Just love him to pieces ?…Sorry! Thanks for stopping by x

  30. Kaye
    July 5, 2016 / 9:28 pm

    Oh wow, this is just the cutest thing ever, love the comparison to Maggie haha. I’m yet to get A to keep a pair of sunglasses on and he’s 2.5! Thanks for linking up to #MarvMondays. Kaye xo

    • thefrenchiemummy
      July 5, 2016 / 9:39 pm

      Thanks for reading as usual. Hope both Bump and you are fine x

  31. July 6, 2016 / 2:12 am

    Aww… Brillant! What a fashion trend setter! 🙂 Thank you for linking up with us on #FabFridayPost x

  32. Nadia - ScandiMummy
    July 6, 2016 / 8:45 am

    Haha…rocking the shades… My boy wont keep his on. He will however happily chew them #PointShoot

    Nadia – ScandiMummy x

  33. July 6, 2016 / 11:04 am

    Ha ha ha what a fantastic picture and character he has. My daughter is the same. You turn on the camera and she is a model diva. It is very funny to watch. Can I have a burger and chips now please?! Yummy!

    Thanks for linking to #ablogginggoodtime

    • thefrenchiemummy
      July 6, 2016 / 11:13 am

      Be my guest, a burger any time. Thanks for commenting.

  34. July 6, 2016 / 8:48 pm

    Ha what a cool dude, absolutely loving those shades! Xx #wickedwednesday

  35. mackenzieglanville
    July 7, 2016 / 6:01 am

    haha I did just read a whole post about him wearing his very cool shades! Super cute and so cool that he kept them on! #pointshoot

  36. Lisa@IntoTheGlade
    July 7, 2016 / 7:21 am

    I did, I read the whole post because he is so flipping cute! how fab that he kept them on too. Ah yes good old English weather, when flip flops and wellies are often required in the same day ha! A lovely set of pictures – he really is a cool dude xx #MyCapturedMoment

  37. July 7, 2016 / 9:42 am

    Awww he is soo cute! I love the sunglasses, they suit him perfectly. Loving your blog by the way 🙂 xx #pinkpearbear

    • thefrenchiemummy
      July 7, 2016 / 10:42 am

      Thank you and merci (again) for sharing on twitter xx

  38. July 7, 2016 / 4:00 pm

    What a total beauty! Thanks so much for linking up to #wickedwednesdays and I can’t wait to see what you have for me next week! x

  39. Sarah@teammomlife
    July 8, 2016 / 2:42 am

    Those are some serious great pictures of your little one! So cute. I’m impressed he kept the sunglasses on. Mine won’t for more than about two minutes. #FartGlitter

    • thefrenchiemummy
      July 8, 2016 / 5:11 am

      He was half asleep so I think he could not be bothered really ? Thanks for reading.

  40. July 8, 2016 / 12:54 pm

    He’s so cute! I love your posts. Encore! #chucklemums

    • thefrenchiemummy
      July 8, 2016 / 1:17 pm

      ??Merci x

  41. July 9, 2016 / 8:25 pm

    Love those sunglasses. ? Definitely super cool. He must be practicing for the future. Thank you for linking up to the #DreamTeam xx

    • thefrenchiemummy
      July 9, 2016 / 8:48 pm

      Thanks for hosting x

  42. Nige
    July 10, 2016 / 7:19 am

    He looks super cool fab photo #mysundayphoto

  43. July 10, 2016 / 8:50 am

    Can’t beat a nice pub lunch. Baba looks very cool in his sunglasses and I’m very impressed that he just kept them on quite happy and posed for photos 🙂

  44. Darren Coleshill (@Photalife)
    July 10, 2016 / 9:29 am

    Great photos, looking very cool with the glasses on

    Thank you for linking up

  45. July 10, 2016 / 9:14 pm

    Definitely a cool dude with attitude. Hope he’s still enjoying wearing them. Thanks for linking to #PoCoLo and sorry it’s taken me a while to get here x

  46. July 11, 2016 / 8:57 am

    Ha ha ha… he really is one very cool dude! I can almost hear him say ‘no pictures please’ ; )

    Thank you so much for linking up to #MyCapturedMoment xxx

  47. You Baby Me Mummy
    July 11, 2016 / 1:07 pm

    Such a cool little person! Fab picture. Thanks for linking up to #PointShoot x

  48. Morgan Prince
    July 11, 2016 / 4:30 pm

    So cute! Loving the shades, very cool! 🙂
    Thanks for linking to #PoCoLo

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