On passe le week-end avec les moutards.
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We’re spending the weekend with the rugrats.
Wait…what? You thought we were snuggling up all weekend with a jar of mustard?
No, no, no. Nothing to do with mustard. That’s la moutarde, and it’s not that much fun to play with. It doesn’t even laugh when you read it a story. Les moutards means kids, kidlets, rugrats, ankle-biters, small fry.
There are lots of affectionate names for children: les gosses (nothing to do with geese), les mômes (nothing to do with moms), les mioches (nothing to do with mush, or mocha either), and others.
Anyway, les moutards (my grandchildren) are (I hope) on their way to sleep as I write. We will soon do likewise!