Merry Christmas – Frohe Weihnachten

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I thought this was so funny and fitting for our bi-lingual family. The German School of Dallas posted it on Facebook. I printed it out for the kids and made a list of the words that needed to be translated. The kids are out now with my husband to give me some time to myself get some fresh air:-). I could just put up my feet and enjoy the calm before the storm but instead I am using this time to prep a surprise bag for them. First I will this poem to them: A little Weihnachtsgedicht

When the snow falls wunderbar,

And the kinder happy are,
When the glatteis on the street
And we all the Glühwein need,
then you know, es ist soweit
She is there, the Weihnachtszeit

Every Parkhaus is besetzt
Weil die people fahren jetzt
All to Kaufhof, Mediamarkt,
kriegen nearly Herzinfarkt
Shopping hirnverbrannte things
And the christmas glocke klings

Mother in the kitchen bakes
Schoko Nuss und Mandelkeks
Daddy in the Nebenraum
Schmücks a riesen Weihnachtsbaum
He is hanging on the balls
When he from the leiter falls
Finally the kinderlein
To the Zimmer kommem rein
And it sings the family
Schauerlich “oh christmastree”
And a jeder in the house
Is packing the Geschenke aus

Mama finds unter the Tanne
A super neue teflon Pfanne
Papa gets schlips and socken
Everybody does frohlocken
President speaks in tv
All around is harmonie
Bis mother in the kitchen runs
Im Ofen burns the Weihnachtsgans

And so comes the Feuerwehr
With tatü tata daher
And they bring a long, long schlauch
And a long long leiter auch
And they schrei “Wasser Marsch”
Frohe Weihnachten!

Then the kids will find this surprise bag with a note that reads:

Mosby Christmas 2013

 Dear Isaiah, Seda & Stella,

It’s Christmas Eve! I know you have been really patient counting down the days since December 1st! I hope the Advent calendar has helped ease that long wait a bit. But to help you make it through the next 12 hours of waiting for Santa to come we have something special planned for tonight. Now look inside of the big ‘deer bag’ and see what’s next …

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Inside of the bag is another note with further instructions:

You can’t open your presents yet but to help practice your wrapping-paper-tearing-skills we wrapped up something for you that you are going to like – every night!

Go ahead and find your name and see what it is …

There is also popcorn & a chocolate Nikolaus in the bag.

Before you grab the remote & select a movie (that everyone would enjoy) let’s do a dance off and shake your sillies out…

Make sure to be kind to your brother / sister(s) J.

Before you go to bed place a cookie or two & a glass of milk on Santa’s plate! Also, REMEMBER to go to bed by 9 pm!

Let the merry times begin!


Mom & Dad

Hope you will have a wonderful Christmas with your loved ones. Frohe Weihnachten!



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