Wednesday, 19 December 2007

Catalan Songs Better Than Swedish Ones

Last week my wife tried to convince our oldest son to take part in the Santa Lucia procession of the Scandinavian Club. She did not have a chance since he claimed not to like to sing together with other children.

That was last week. Today, he and his class put up their Christmas play. The story was about all the people and animals who come to greet the newborn in Bethlehem, but also about a spider who surprises everybody with the beauty of its golden web. Our son has talked a lot about this during the last few weeks. Time after time have I heard him rehearse the verses in Catalan by himself. In the play he suddenly had no problem at all to sing with the other pupils. We did not comment on it – we were too busy being proud.

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