This morning I got to sleep in until 9:15! After having my daily macchiato and cereal, S, the two older kids and I hopped in the car and drove into town. We had to go pick up the sailboat from storage. While there, S solicited me to three teenage boys who said they were going to a disco (club/party) tonight in another town. S told them if they wanted to they could come pick me up tonight. I appreciate his effort but I doubt they will be too keen on babysitting an American. On the way home S let Clara and Lukas take turns steering the car and they had a blast! When we got back to the house the kids and I stayed outside and played with the ‘bobby cars’ and bikes and then dug around in the sand box.
At lunch Clara refused to come inside, but Lukas and I were hungry so we went willingly and Clara stayed out on the playground screaming her lungs out. For lunch we had a traditional Bavarian meal; Weisswurst (white colored sausage that you must cook in a very careful manner so that it doesn’t burst. You must then carefully slice the casing and peel it off and eat the sausage with sweet mustard) I really enjoyed these. So much so, I had three! The meal is served with big hot pretzels (and beer)!
[See how they have their children, four and two years old, using knives and forks? I am striving for these kind of table manners with my son! So impressive]
[Written later in the evening] Okay so…those guys that we talked to earlier today just showed up at the door. I heard some noise downstairs and went to look and heard S and another guy’s voice. Then S came to my door and said
“So, they showed up” acting just as surprised as I was. Then upon seeing me in my state of undress (sweatpants, t-shirt, in my bed) he said,
“Maybe I will just tell them to come back next week”.
I said “well, I don’t mind…I guess. Do they speak English?”
And he replied “A little, I think”.
Great plan! Let me go to a party with FOUR German boys who I barely even met who hardly speak English!
So Stefan said “yeah, I think I will tell them to come back next week when you have your own car to drive”.
This morning Kerstin and I worked out in the fitness room and after we got cleaned up the whole family went out to eat at this cute little restaurant in town [Fischerwert]. I had wiener schnitzel with pommes [french fries] and salad. I had a coke to drink because I don’t know what kind of drink to order anymore!