Yesterday was mother's day, and so my family went to Buttes Chaumont for a picnic. It's the closest thing to the Arboretum in the city, with hills of people picnicking, man-made lakes, and a fake Roman temple (no joke). It's also populated almost entirely by locals - since it's off the tourist track, the only language around us was French. We took turns reading poetry and eating paté... a pretty great mother's day, all in all.
Happy belated mother's day, Mommy! I love you!