Don't ask for a teddy.
Because if you do, you will likely be shown one of these:
For some reason, these American style letter jackets called teddies are all the rage among young Parisiennes at the moment. The other day, one of my kids pointed out a lady wearing one with the letters "BS" on it and asked, "Mom, do you think she knows what BS means?"
Anyway if you've got an old letter jacket in the back of your closet (or that of your boyfriend, husband, or brother), time to pull it out again. And another thing, do jocks still wear letter jackets these days? They did when I went to high school but then it's been awhile.
For a long time, we were just another typical Washington, DC family: two policy-oriented jobs, two kids, and two cars. Out of the blue, my husband got a new assignment; we ditched the old jobs and the cars (but kept the kids) and headed to Paris for what started out to be a three-year, and eventually became a four-year tour.