So if you blog only one month a year, every year, you are bound to get some repeated themes. There's usually Halloween recaps and Thanksgiving posts, but this year we also have two other holidays to celebrate: Laternefest and the Kleintieraustellung. If you remember, last year I was super excited for Laternefest and it ended up being super boring and full of crying baby at the the end. This year, I had decided that we were just going to skip the whole boring Catholic church service, and just jump into the parade at the end which would make Laternefest last a total of 15 minutes for us. But it turns out that since Sophia is now five and a Vorschulkind, she has a part in the program. So not only do we have to go, we have to prepare for the Catholic service. Since Sophie was too nervous to give her part in the primary program last year, her first participation in a church program will be in German in a Catholic church celebrating St. Martin's Day.
Every child has one little line to say. Except for one kid, who has two lines. And that kid is Sophia.
That's right. They gave the one non-German twice as much to say as everyone else. I really don't know why. Sophia asked if it was because she was the only smart kid in her class. I told her that wasn't true, but I hmay have led her to believe that she has a better memory than any of her peers. Partly because she really does have a great memory, and partly because it 's really hard to memorize something in a different language, especially when you can't read. And the German words are not ones she is ncecessarily familiar with from the playground. But we've been working on them. She's memorized one and the other one is a lot easier, so she should get it soom. Laternefest/St Martinstag is on Monday so we have some time still. It will be exciting...boring.
Also this month is the Kleintieraustellung. This is not actually a holiday. Okay, it's not a holiday at all. It's just a small animal show for people who buy livestock. But we went last year and randomly had an awesome time. I thought it was a one time event in Konigstein, but yesterday the sign popped up again! So unless something happens we will go later this month. Maybe we will see another bloody egg.
Oh, and I just remembered, our town is having a Christmas Market and we're selling cookies to raise money for the Kindergarten so I have to make cookies again that are beautiful and American so that everyone will love me and my country. I am thinking of snickerdoodles this year. Thoughts? Last year I did those hershey kiss and peanutbutter ones.
Those are the little things I am looking forward to this month.
Also as I was finding the posts for those links above, I came across my favorite knock knock joke, and it's still pretty funny. Enjoy.