Nancy Roman

In My Genes

A quick self-confidence story:

A few weeks back, my husband and I were having a philosophical discussion in the car.  Conversations in the car are difficult – my husband is slightly deaf, and if you don’t talk right into his face, the hearing aids don’t necessarily pick it up.  So car talk is loud.  Which makes philosophy just plain weird. But I digress.  (I really digress – this has nothing to do with my story.)

My husband was regretting the fact that sometimes he lacks self-confidence. 

“I really worry that I am not good enough, or that I’ll fail when I try something new,” he said.  (This is crazy to me.  He BUILT our house, which is a palace.)

“Self-confidence is not a problem for me,” I said.  “I think I can do ANYTHING!”

“Yeah,” he said grudgingly.  “That’s the FRENCH side of you!”


  1. I’m sure he meant that as a compliment! LOL


  2. pharphelonus

    Gotta say he sounds like a cool dude.


  3. It’s best just to leave that one alone, I think.

    My 7 yr. old grandson is deaf and talking to him can be funny. For example, he calls a double-decker bus a rubber-ducker bus!!! He calls a skunk a stunk! He’s very cute!!!


  4. Chuckles! That’s a wonderful compliment!


  5. Mais bien sûr il est de votre patrimoine français. Have I ever mentioned how much I love google translator?


    • Google Translate comes in very handy when reading my spam.


  6. Mais oui…Les contraires s’attirent peut-être.


  7. Any culture that embraces pastry and strong-ass coffee for breakfast is a-okay by me.


  8. You never fail to bring a smile to my face, dear blogger! Love your stuff!


  9. Gotta love marriage..and how we grow to know one another. This one made me laugh!


  10. Did you just smile sweetly?

    I understand completely. I get some funny looks when I join a conversation. Sometimes. Other times things seem to be good.


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