week two out of three of summer camps is complete! boy these days do fly! we have so much fun even though we’re so busy, and the kids have so much fun too.
we’re having them recite “double double toil and trouble, witches brew and cauldron bubble” on the thursday field trip the castle to make the princess leontynka (me) appear from the window. and one of us pointed out that that phrase is actually from shakespeare’s macbeth! WE ARE TEACHING CZECH KIDS SHAKESPEARE. best english summer camp ever, ya heard?
enjoying it here in SoBo (south bohemia— i’m coining it now!) and learning so much czech language and about food and culture from hanging out with kids over forty hours a week. for example, a perfectly normal school lunch is bread dumplings (picture mini dinner rolls) covered in a vanilla sauce which is a cross between yogurt and pudding. THAT IS THE WHOLE MEAL. where are the vegetables?!?!?! what is going on here??? i don’t know how they keep their little bodies running going around eating food like this. the weird thing is you don’t see too many overweight folks here, minus the odd grandma. and the kids actually choose healthy foods over sweets when you give them the choice. for example, about 6 of 22 kids last week chose a banana over a kolach (big yummy danish type pastry) for their desert. alex also hilariously pointed out that none of the kids can seem to catch a ball…. maybe because there are no sports in czech culture that really have to do with catching balls– only hitting or kicking them.
more photos & posts this weekend, as it is FRICKIN’ HOT OUTSIDE RIGHT NOW; too hot to do anything. like, highs in the high nineties fahrenheit for this weekend, guys. not normal czech republic weather, but then again, it was winter ‘till the second week of april, so who really knows. i will either be inside…… or at the pool.