He goes on to say that he wants to be a storyteller when he grows up because he’s so good at it. He knows this because I laugh at his jokes. He thinks it’s wonderful that I think he’s funny & I like to hear his jokes! Some of the other children join in telling me what they want to be when they grow up. I heard doctor among many other things. It’s hard to completely hear everything with all the other noises that compete for our attention.
Conner goes on to tell me that he wants to be just like his dad when he grows up. He told me his dad used to work for the army. His father gave him the hard hat that he use to wear.
As we’re driving along, Conner rarely misses anything going on inside or outside the bus. He notices a cattle truck passing by & tells me he knows that it has animals in it. I ask him what he thinks is in it. He very seriously tells me that it’s either an elephant or a gorilla. I’m on board with that…it could be!
It’s wonderful to hear things that are on their minds. It really is a great couple hours a day to get to be friends with 12 wonderfully & fearfully made children!
This morning we couldn’t help but notice the beautiful sunrise and name all the colors the sky was. After school Conner asked me to turn up the radio because a “sad” song was on. I repeated to him & asked, “a sad song?” he said, “no, a sad song.” I said, “oh, ok.” Still not knowing what kind of song it was. I turned it up. He was singing it word for word…again in his own language. When I realized what song it was, I joined in too!
Do you have relationships similar to this throughout your day? I’d love to hear about them!