Even this year our dear St. Nicholas descended from heavens and kindly presented himself at our Czech school. I am not sure what is happening with the evil powers in the world but the devil seems to be meaner and meaner each year (he even brought his mini-me!). We managed to protect our kids and he did not take even one with him to hell but, let me tell you, it was some hard work. Each student had to recite 2 Czech poems and they still got a potato from the him! I am not sure how he knew this but in his “Kniha hrichu” (Book of Sins) he had a list of wrong-doings for each child which he angrily presented to the whole crowd. Thank goodness St. Nicholas stepped in with his list of good deeds (“Kniha dobrych skutku”) and – of course – a present.
Even though the devil is a trouble, it is expected from him. But who really gives us trouble is Saint Nicholas. Every year there is some issue with him; either he is sick, or simply just unavailable (just in-between you and me, it is really tough to find a Czech-speaking man with a low, good-hearted-sounding voice). This year our Saint Nicholas had an endearing American accent. You just never know in what shape and form are these saints going to appear;).
CZ: Ani tento rok nas Svaty Mikulas nezanedbal a prisel se na nasi ceskou skolu s certem a andelem podivat. Cert byl samozrejme straslivy – vylozene se ve sve certovine vyzival. Dokonce si ssebou pritahl sveho ucednika!! Mikulas se tentokrate ukazal s Americkym prizvukem, tak nevi jestli v tom nebi uz zapomina cestinu….Ale alespon uz neni nemocny, jak tomu bylo na samotny den Svateho Mikulase a proto jsme nasi besidku museli o tyden odlozit.
Deti se baly, ale jak uz to tak byva, starsi deti zacinaji cuchat certovinu (haha!!) a uz tu trojici tak ‘nezerou’. Snad je v te polo-nevinnosti muzeme jeste rok, dva udrzet!If you liked this post buy me a coffee! (Suggested:$3 a latte $8 for a pound) Thanks!