Most nights, Richard takes care of bedtime stories. Last night, I had finished up the dishes before he finished up story duties so I snuggled down on the couch with an episode of the show Long Way Round, a documentary that follows Ewan McGregor and his buddy Charlie Boorman as they ride motorcycles around the world, from London, east through Russia, and then eventually ending up in New York City. Last night's episode took me through the Czech Republic and the Ukraine with a pit stop at the Sedlec Ossuary in between. It is a Roman Catholic Chapel creepily decorated with human bones.
Richard came back upstairs after reading Emmett's and Matthew's stories and I started to tell him about the Church of Bones. He says "Oh, you mean the All Saints Church in the Czech Republic?" As coincidence would have it, as I was watching a TV show about the Church, this place was featured in Emmett's bedtime story, a chapter from The 39 Clues Series. Emmett loves these books and they are a sneaky way for us to hand out tidbits of world history and geography to an eager young reader.
It's funny how worlds collide sometimes.