have you ever seen miracle on 34th street? the real one with natalie wood? it is my very favorite movie ever. the best scene is when this adopted dutch girl goes to sit on santa's lap. she thinks he won't be able to speak to her, but he surprises her by not only speaking dutch, but also by singing this song with her:
gooi wat in mijn schoentje,
gooi wat in mijn laarsje,
dank u, Sinterklaasje."
i used to rewind the tape to hear that song over and over again until i had it memorized. well, today is the day to sing that song! today is st. nicholas day
! it is the day that dutch children leave their wooden shoes out to be filled with candy. we celebrate this holiday here at my house, maybe because it is another special day for us, it's the day my husband and i were married - nine years ago :).