You know your children are turning French when…
… they know more swear/slang words in French than they do in English.
… every sentence is prefaced by the exclamation ‘La vache!’ (and no, they weren’t referring to the Montbeliard cows producing Comté cheese, who were grazing peacefully on every field we passed during our holidays).
… they demand ‘explications’ for every single command you issue.
… older son is writing an encyclopedia because he likes to pontificate about things and he has heard of Diderot.
… younger son builds Eiffel Towers with rulers, protractors, pens and rubbers (in earlier years, it used to be the Spinnaker Tower in Portsmouth).
… they have opinions on the policies of François Hollande and compare him with Sarkozy
Maybe it’s time to head home soon?