April 18th, 2021

twins

From Sacha to Macha

I may or may not have mentioned several weeks or months ago that in our quest for more material featuring our favorite French voice actor, we discovered an audiobook of something called From Sacha to Macha (only in French, because it's a French book, of course). Because it's a French book, it wasn't going to do us much good to just listen to it, because even Athena is not good enough with French to listen to an entire book and know what's going on without any other clues, like visuals or something, to clue us in to the context.

But Athena did know enough French to understand the synopsis, and it sounded interesting. And the sample had Sacha sounding so emo and annoying that we were quite intrigued to hear more of this type of character from the guy who plays Chat Noir. (I mean, Chat Noir can be annoying, but in a totally different direction.)

So! we bought the eBook of it, and Athena spent her free moments translating it into English. Then we bought the audiobook, with the intent to listen to it and read along--her with the French eBook and me with the English translation. Fortunately, French is similar enough to English that it was usually pretty easy to figure out which sentence was being read...which is to say that today was the day we carried out that plan.

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The rest of our day was dedicated to church (we got to sing again! (with masks)), scripture study, and video games with the kiddos. There was a good amount of Splatoon, and then Minecraft, where we were suffering from an iron shortage. Athena managed to find a bunch while Grawp was off eating ice cream, but she didn't have a pickaxe, and then the monsters killed her. So she made a pickaxe and started back for the iron deposit...and monsters killed her again. And again. By the time she was ready to actually make it back there, Grawp was back from eating ice cream, and he found a deposit that he wanted her to mine from. Of course it was much more dangerous and had a lot less iron. When we got all the easily accessible ore, he had died of starvation and lost his enchanted diamond sword, so now it was time to leave this world behind and start a new one. ...But it was also bed time, so that will be a story for tomorrow.

Today I'm thankful for getting to do the music in church today, having a really nice Sunday school lesson, getting to listen to From Sacha to Macha, getting to play video games with the kids, and the yummy Reese's Big Cup with Pretzels we each had for a snack.