petite anglaise

December 24, 2005

A Christmas Carol

Filed under: Tadpole rearing, Tadpole sings — petiteanglaiseparis @ 8:24 pm

A Tadpole is for life, not just for Christmas.


  1. merry christmas petite

    Comment by andre — December 24, 2005 @ 9:00 pm

  2. Thank you, tadpole, for such a beautiful song. I am away from my family today, and your christmas carol warmed my heart and made me feel a little less lonely.

    Comment by sarai — December 24, 2005 @ 9:02 pm

  3. Best wishes for next year, for you and the tadpole and the lover. Cheers.

    Comment by Jesus — December 24, 2005 @ 9:03 pm

  4. Have a good one Petite

    Comment by Cheria — December 24, 2005 @ 11:09 pm

  5. Tadpole’s carol is adorable! My 3 year old hung up his stocking along with his big brothers this evening, and then – looking all cuddly and gorgeous in his dressing gown – he sang Jingle Bells all by himself to the adoring audience of us and his grandparents. Magic moments.

    Merry Christmas, Petite, and I hope 2006 brings everything you wish for.

    Helen xx

    Comment by Helen in beautiful Bath — December 25, 2005 @ 1:48 am

  6. Merry Christmas to Tadpole, Petite, Jim, Mr Frog, the babysitter, the boss and the man who saw Petite’s boobs on the webcam.

    Comment by Aeogae — December 25, 2005 @ 9:59 am

  7. merry Christmas petite, tadpole, mr frog, and all other people whose nicks have been mentioned on ur blog (i dont remember them all hehe)

    may God bless u all

    Comment by anonymuis — December 25, 2005 @ 10:13 am

  8. That made my Christmas Day………all the best to you and yours Petite.

    Comment by Kasey — December 25, 2005 @ 10:25 am

  9. Bravo Tadpole! Magnifique! Fantastic post, pa. A very Merry Christmas to you and your pond. :)

    Comment by Sue — December 25, 2005 @ 11:53 am

  10. Awww…that was so sweet! Happy holidays.

    Comment by H. (aka NC_State_gal) — December 25, 2005 @ 12:36 pm

  11. Joyeux Noel à Ptt Anglaise who inspires me so much!!


    Comment by Eau — December 25, 2005 @ 2:18 pm

  12. Oh God – it’s making me cry – or maybe that’s just the onions i’m chopping up for something or other Christmassy..

    Happy Christmas, Petite. Hope you get to be with Tadpole and Jim from Rennes both. (Always tricky, Christmas. Um.)

    Comment by grannyp — December 25, 2005 @ 4:06 pm

  13. Perfect pitch! She’s adorable.

    Merry Christmas to your and yours, petite!

    Comment by christina — December 25, 2005 @ 4:42 pm

  14. my god. she carries a tune better than i do!

    *bonnes fêtes*

    Comment by mmf! — December 25, 2005 @ 8:19 pm

  15. That’s adorable!

    Comment by Dawn — December 26, 2005 @ 1:54 am

  16. A perfectly sweet rendition of Away in a Manger. She did far better than the college lot I accompanied at the Nursing Home…which started the song harmonizing to The First Noel.

    Great encore to Twinkle, Twinkle.

    Merry Christmas.

    Comment by Fixed Up Girl — December 26, 2005 @ 2:41 am

  17. Great! I could just ‘see’ her little blonde head swaying soulfully to and fro, giving the volume several charming shifts, along with mummy’s helpful guiding hum in the middle…
    Merry Christmas to you, Petite, and all your tribe.

    Comment by Ruth — December 26, 2005 @ 11:39 am

  18. My Petite Clown (age 2) liksa that! Tadpole has her youngest fan swaying back and forth with a huge smile!

    Comment by Pumpkin Pie — December 26, 2005 @ 12:29 pm

  19. The internet is strange, isn’t it – although we do not know each other, and have never met, I do feel like I know a little bit about you through your writings, and feel privilaged to have the chance of this window into your life.

    Best wishes for Christmas and the year ahead!

    Comment by Wellybog — December 26, 2005 @ 3:56 pm

  20. I vote for more Tadpole songs in the New Year! She’s delightful – thanks for sharing her with all of us. Happy New Year to you all.

    Comment by The Bold Soul — December 26, 2005 @ 7:12 pm

  21. Oh for school Christmas nativity plays with all the carols, and there’s always one who sees his mum and forgets where he is and one who wets himself, and I was ALWAYS the sodding narrator. I wanted to be an angel. Difficult to be a mum and not have the opportunity to go and watch and have a wee greet…

    Comment by Lucy-Jane in Rennes — December 26, 2005 @ 11:51 pm

  22. She sounds so English! Don’t worry about her becoming too Frenchified. D’you have the french version too?

    Comment by mimi — December 27, 2005 @ 5:15 am

  23. Aw, that was supercute, tiny Tadpole…Merry Xmas to you both!

    Comment by Medina — December 27, 2005 @ 6:41 am

  24. Words fail me….speechless….she sings so sweetly!! Here’s hoping that 2006 is the culmination of all your desires and dreams! Joyeux noel et bonne et heureuse annee a vous tous :)

    Comment by Kiora — December 27, 2005 @ 7:10 am

  25. thanks, Merry Christmas

    Comment by ann — December 27, 2005 @ 11:25 am

  26. The kids in the picture are so cute.

    Comment by Free Blog — December 27, 2005 @ 11:43 am

  27. How did I find your site? I’m a new reader to blogs and a friend in Hong Kong ( expat) has just started one but it’s a bit dull so I went to and tapped in ‘girl blogger’. Some twinkly magic dust must have been sprinkled by the webfairy because I found your blog. Spookily, your life is mirroring my own, I cant believe I have found your blog out of so many on the web. I have two children, I have a lover, I have a husband, I have a job,guilt,pain,WORRY yet utter joy when I am with him. I met him online when he responded to an article I wrote for an academic journal (I’m a uni lecturer). Anyway Petite, I am so glad you exist….. so very very glad….
    I have kept all my lover’s emails and texts,(he is an immensely literate painter) and am wondering if I should start a TextBlog to share with everyone else who is going through the same experiences. What do you think? Cari

    Comment by cari — December 27, 2005 @ 2:40 pm

  28. Wonderful.

    Of course I hope you remind her of all these little snippets when she’s a teenager….my mum has a tape of my brother and I singing when we were toddlers, and I’ve just about learned not to die of embarrassment when she plays it :)

    Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

    Comment by stressqueen — December 28, 2005 @ 2:27 am

  29. A star is born! Well done, Tadpole. Petula Clarke has a worthy succssor coming along in her wake.

    Comment by fella — December 28, 2005 @ 10:44 pm

  30. tres cute…

    Comment by Pomgirl — December 29, 2005 @ 1:56 am

  31. Ohmygod! Absolutely heart-stopping!

    She’s holds a tune awfully well for such a little thing, doesn’t she?

    Comment by Ingrid — December 29, 2005 @ 5:40 am

  32. Should have read comments first.

    Cari, I’d be very interested in that blog.

    Comment by Ingrid — December 29, 2005 @ 5:42 am

  33. That was so sweet.

    Comment by Growing Up — December 29, 2005 @ 5:52 pm

  34. If you’re already paying for your site, you shouldn’t have to pay for audioblog. You already have server space to upload your files onto. And, bandwidth isn’t really an issue if you’re streaming the files. Just thought I’d let you know… because el cheapo here doesn’t pay for nothin’… nada…

    happy holidays, sprout-breath!

    Comment by nardac — December 29, 2005 @ 7:21 pm

  35. How precious! Joyeux Noel to you and Tadpole.

    Comment by Bluegrass Mama — December 30, 2005 @ 4:05 am

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