Wednesday, December 21, 2005

The Middle Class Child - 4.1.12

French fancies

Aged four years, one month and 12 days, Esmé is accompanied by her daddy, Marcus, to her first Violin lesson. Both her mummy and daddy hope that Esmé will develop a love and appreciation of classical music as they both did at her very young age.

Playing the violin will also instil in Esmé a sense of conscientiousness, dexterity and responsibility. All admirable qualities for a four year old little girl, I’m sure you’ll agree.

Esmé likes to play violin because her case is pink with lots of little red flowers on it, and her teacher Agatha (or Aggy as she prefers to be called) is kind and smells of hot cinnamon. This evocative smell reminds Esmé of Saturday mornings when she queues patiently with her daddy in the Boulangerie for their reserved pain de champagne, portion of foie gras and a small but delightful marquise au chocolat, which Esme is allowed to eat all to herself.


9 comments:

Faltanus said...

wow! i'm first!
Esme is a lovely, polite, intelligent and all around delightful young girl. so why is it i have a compulsion to quickly and mercifully end her life by pushing her under a train?

pissoff said...

My son took violin for a bit back in the old days. It was extremely painful. All I'm left with is a 3/4 size violin and the memories.

suburban wonder said...

Now, lay off Esme. It's her parents that need bitch-slapping for instilling pretensions. Although a marquise au chocolat sounds pretty good. Anything au chocolat sounds good right now...

Sniffy said...

Fucking stuck up spastics.

Faltanus said...

bronwen, i quite agree. that's why i suggested that the killing would really be a mercy killing.

garfer said...

Dont know they are born do they.
Stick 'em up the chimney I say.
Chim chiminee chim chiminee Esme
cheroo.

aasmodeus said...

one more of esme and i'ma gonna throw uppa.

S.I.D. said...

Kids will do anything for a slice of foie gras.

edwaado said...

I thought her parents seemed too PC (in an overt look-at-me way) to feed their kid foie gras