We surprised Bijou with a trip to the mall the day before school started. It was our first trip to the mall in France and surprisingly similar to an American mall with one exception... family parking! Right up there in front with the handicap spaces were a couple of empty family spaces. I have only seen something similar once before, the priority pregnancy spaces in front of Babies R'Us in Emeryville. Which, by the way, I took full advantage of when I was lugging around those two babies.