|joyeux anniversaire !|
Don't let her know that I'm frustrated and saddened.
Recognize that yelling, "Mais si, je sais que tu me comprends!" doesn't improve the situation. [But I know you understand me!] To which she will reply, in English, "No I don't!"
Just smile, rephrase, repeat. Point, gesture, demonstrate. Hug, rephrase, repeat. Hug, repeat. Hug. Câlin. Hug.
|"You can take a picture of me, but you can't make me smile."|