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to think that a "bib, a dieting book for his wife and a small oak tree" is not an appropriate baby gift for new daddy Sarkozy...

(31 Posts)
MmeLindor. Thu 20-Oct-11 16:20:57

Not a fan of Carla Bruni, but my jaw just DROPPED when I read that here.

FFS. She only just gave birth yesterday.

LeNameChange Thu 20-Oct-11 16:25:11

Er, they probably just thought it was funny. Carla is notoriously crazy about her figure (as are many men, so I hear).

QueenofJacksDreams Thu 20-Oct-11 16:26:46

A lot of Pagans/Wiccans belive that if you plant a tree for your baby when its born then as the tree grows strong and healthy so will the baby.

pinkytheshrunkenhead Thu 20-Oct-11 16:29:11

And apparently they have called her Dahlia/Dalia? not sure

Carla can get back to the fags now anyway

StewieGriffinsMom Thu 20-Oct-11 16:31:11

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upahill Thu 20-Oct-11 16:32:29

It's more than I got!!!! grin

SinicalSal Thu 20-Oct-11 16:36:02

Diet Book!
Maybe ordinarily Carla goes crazy for diet books. It's probable. But she'll probably be pretty emotional and hormonal right now, a diet book would be even MORE insensitive now.

FFS do your duty woman, if ever I saw it

MmeLindor. Thu 20-Oct-11 16:37:29

The oak tree is a great present.

The bib is a bit meh. Unless it says "Mademoiselle President" or something.

But a diet book?

StewieGriffinsMom Thu 20-Oct-11 16:38:19

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coastgirl Thu 20-Oct-11 16:39:09

Come on, she's French, a model...I don't think it would be received in the same way it would here.

SinicalSal Thu 20-Oct-11 16:43:01

She's just had a baby ffs, give her a week or two to get her strength up - then start policing her, if you must.

porcamiseria Thu 20-Oct-11 16:44:21

ah the french, gotta love em

Angel786 Thu 20-Oct-11 16:45:05

Diet book? angry

frutilla Thu 20-Oct-11 16:49:20

It could be a mis-translation. Maybe it's a book about diet and weaning for babies. Or about the healthiest diet for a b/feeding mum.

coastgirl Thu 20-Oct-11 16:53:08

Looking at the French press, it's this book.

StewieGriffinsMom Thu 20-Oct-11 16:56:12

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diddl Thu 20-Oct-11 17:01:55

Husband & I both had to make do with the babygrin

MmeLindor. Thu 20-Oct-11 17:08:45

Ha. Diddl, think you got a good deal.

That book is a diet book dressed up as a non-diet book.

StewieGriffinsMom Thu 20-Oct-11 17:15:19

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coastgirl Thu 20-Oct-11 17:35:29

It is entirely French though - French women's magazines are obsessed with food, nutrition and dieting in a way British magazines could only dream of.

MissPenteuth Thu 20-Oct-11 17:39:12

They should have called her Cardigan. Or Blanket.

catgirl1976 Thu 20-Oct-11 17:42:36

I did read once that French women are discouraged from BF as it can make the breasts saggy and are given pelvic muscle tightening-thingies as a matter of course after birth "for the husband" and are expected to drop baby weight almost immediatley. I can't remember where I read this though so it could be complete tosh (and to be fair it did sound like it)

Poor Carla!

LydiaWickham Thu 20-Oct-11 17:43:26

yes, let's focus on the fact that people gave him gifts that he may or maynot pass on to his wife, not that he arrived several hours after the birth. Several hours? One thing not picking him to be her birth partner (I can't imagine he'd be all that supportive) but to not at least be hovering around to see the baby ASAP? That's just plain odd.

MmeLindor. Thu 20-Oct-11 17:49:09

Yes, Lydia. I wondered about that too.

You would think that he would want to actually spend some time with his wife and their new baby.

limitedperiodonly Thu 20-Oct-11 17:51:38

They should call her Shrug.

She is half French after all.

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