"Boutade" is a French word used to describe a funny comment pronounced involuntarily. It's an "original" way of looking at things or something funny someone around you said. I hope you enjoy the ones I callected from people around me, especially my children.

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That Would Be Like French or Something...
I pick up Gian Carlo from his friend Joaquin's house. He is sitting in the car and he tells me, "Daddy I am going to ask you to get me the last thing I am ever going to ask you: Can you buy me the White Dragon Yu-gi-oh card, it's the most POWERFULEST card there is?" We talk a bit about this idea. Finally, taken by a "grammatical" urge, I tell Gian Carlo, "Gian Carlo, you don't say POWERFULEST, you say THE MOST POWERFUL." "No, daddy, you don't have to say it like that... that would be like French or something." Entered on 2005-01-15 00:00:00

They Like Me
Leonardo is playing with his cousins in Milan (Michael, Brian, Sharon, Lulu and Bodo). Suddenly, he comes looking for me in our room and says, "Daddy, they like me!" Entered on 2004-12-28 00:00:00

I Wished The World Would Be More Playful
At dinner, Daniela was talking to Gian Carlo. Gian Carlo was explaining all the games he could play. Suddenly, Gian Carlo stopped and said, "I wished the world would be more playful..." Entered on 2004-12-09 00:00:00

Gian Carlo and The Color of Our Hair
One evening, when Gian Carlo was 4, as I was getting ready to give a bath to Gian Carlo, Claudia and Emilia, Gian Carlo asked me, "Daddy, when we go to Heaven, will we have our hair?" I felt uneasy with the question, but I answered, "No, Gian Carlo, when we die, it's just our soul which goes to Heaven." "But daddy, when we die, are we going to have our eyes?" I was starting to get more and more worried about Gian Carlo's questions and how to answer them, "No, Gian Carlo. It's just going to be our souls." Gian Carlo, at this point, looked at me straigth in the eyes, clearly upset, "But then, how am I going to find you and mommy?" I felt a not in my throat, and I answered that God would make us meet again, and that he should not worry, that hair and eyes were not important anymore after we are dead! Entered on 2004-11-15 00:00:00

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