"What's that?" I asked.
"He suggested I pray and then for me to try starting the car one more time."
"And?" I prodded.
"The car started right up! We are coming home!"
It made my heart sing to hear that JJ wanted to go to the Lord for such a matter, and for the Lord to answer him, well, OH THE JOY! Thank You, Lord!
In closing, I want to put down some light-hearted comments made by the seven students in my kindergarten class. A while back I wrote about how you should watch what you pray for, and always be specific. I had asked for personality and I definitely received it this year - times seven! So, here are some funny quotes for the five year olds in my classroom:
Callie: "Why do I have to pray every day? Praying is just not my thing!"
Paisley: "This is tasty mac n cheese!" then she paused and thought for a minute, then added, "I don't like tasty!"
Paisley: "Stop doing that! You are breaking my heart!"
D'arcy: "I miss my cousin Leah. My heart is missing her heart."
Callie: After eating an ice cream sandwich from one of the teachers, she noticed all the other children were eating Popsicles. She threw her wrapper into the garbage, came up to me and said, "I changed my mind. I don't want an ice cream sandwich. I want a Popsicle instead!"
I asked the children what they wanted to be when they grew up. The girls said they wanted to be a ballerina, a veterinarian, a princess, a nursery helper, and a babysitter. One of my boys looked at me and said, "I want to trick myself to be a scientist!"
Zeke: "I know where rocks come from! They come from outer space!"
Callie and Brihanna were fighting over an invisible bunny...Callie accused Bri of taking it and not giving it back. When I asked Brihanna why she didn't give it back, she looked at me funny and said, "Well, can't you see there are two of them?"
I had set up a fair theme on the bulletin board to earn "rides" for good behavior. Callie had earned some fun dollars to ride the roller coaster and informed me, "I won't get sick on it. I will eat some food. Food from McDonalds, and I won't get sick on it."
D'arcy: "We are playing mermaids and we have garfish on us." I asked her what a garfish was. "Oh, something in Level One of Daddy's game."
The children were playing around calling me different names, like Mrs. Wilson, Mrs. Nill, and Mrs. Darth Vadar. I did not respond to them as they goofed around, but then Brihanna said, "Don't worry, Mrs. Simmons. I won't call you those names. I still respect the laws."
Brihanna: "I saw your son climb up the swings to the top of the pole."
"Which son?" I asked.
"The one with the sharp hair." (JJ)
We have this little game where I hide my toy chameleon Curly around the room and the kids have to find him. Paisley found Curly outside the door of our room and excitedly told the others she had found it. Then she went to her sister and said, "I found Curly so I am a genius!" Then with puzzled looks they both looked at me and asked, "What's a genius?"
Brhianna: "I like to dance the tingle!" (Tango)
Callie: When they children play together there is always two or three who like to be in charge. So the other day I heard Callie inform the other girls: "I am the incharger!"
D'arcy: "I am allergic to cinnamon. If I eat it I get big things like baseballs on my face that go 'poof' and my skin gets swallowed up by them!"
Rylee and Brihanna have a game they like to play: they will pretend they are performing a dance together, but every time I look at them they get embarrassed and run and hide. I love looking at them out of the corner of my eye and watch them go squealing into the corner of the room with big grins on their faces. They are too funny!