Jack had two shopping goals for our trip to France. He wanted to eat a lot of crepes and he wanted to buy a large bag of madeleines. That was it. C’est tout madame.
And I just wanted to walk into every shop we crossed, from art galleries in the Place des Vosges to pretty little boutiques selling beautifully wrapped caramels, cookies, and pastries.
Luckily, a few snacks on a street corner can banish the pain of shopping.
But snacks can only go so far. It wasn’t until he was shouting, “PAYBACK!” at the top of his lungs, while letting loose on the French population at the wheel of a bumper car that his smile fully returned.