Thankfully, though, the consulate allows French babies born outside of France to apply for their citizenship by mail, so we didn't delay having Avienne added to our livret de famille. I was kind of hoping they'd send our nouvelle mademoiselle a French flag or a beret (or a baguette!) or something, but they just scribbled her information into our book, stamped it and sent it back. It seems so underwhelming for such a momentous occasion.
We do still need to get the ball rolling with my citizenship, and since Gui's passport is up for renewal and Avienne will need a passport, too, we'll probably be spending some quality time in Houston at the beginning of next year. As for Gui and his potential American citizenship, it's a bit more complicated and requires at least three years of residence in the US...we're working on it.
|our little mademoiselle|