beaucoup de thanks
A nice Catholic boy from the French countryside married an atheist
Jew from New York City, bringing me into a funky family I’m grateful for.
Thank you to my grandpa who taught me how to be a baller,
still working at 85 and strutting in New Balances before they were trendy.
Merci to my Mamy Geo who taught me #yolo,
always reminding us that anyone [she] can die instantly at any moment.
Thank you to my brother who taught me how to stay out of trouble,
telling little me that he’d call the police if I didn’t take a bath.
Merci to my Papa who taught me how to be someone people can confide in,
trusting me with information I shouldn’t know about other family members.
Thank you to my mom who taught me how to girlboss,
because if you can’t be your mom’s favorite, you’ve gotta become your own.*
*she does NOT approve that message (mom, ilysm)