Fifty Dangerous Things 11

Saying hello, French style.

She didn’t even try it with strangers, but for some reason air-kissing her mom and grandma was very embarrassing.    She did it all so quickly that I barely had a chance to get a photo.

Saying Hello


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  1. #1 by Jessica on June 1, 2010 - 8:53 am

    Is this dangerous due to the germs or just emotionally dangerous since it is against the U.S. norm?

  2. #2 by jjohnsen on June 1, 2010 - 9:08 am

    Emotionally. She knows most people(including herself)) prefer hugs or handshakes or fist bumps. The threat of cooties is very real to a nine-year-old.

  3. #3 by Sarah on June 1, 2010 - 12:24 pm

    That greeting really is so awkward the first few times… even with Frenchies.

  4. #4 by Jenn on June 4, 2010 - 3:45 pm

    I think the next time I see Sid I am totally going to do this. Now that i think of it, I’ll do it to you too! Watch out…

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