Tuesday, September 8, 2009
Restaurants, Recess, and Relationships
Caleb: "Hey Sam, did you eat lunch right at your desk, or did the teacher bring in a table?"
Sam: "We ate lunch in the caf-e-teria. That's what it's called. It's kind of like a great big restaurant, and it has a kitchen in it, so that's where we got our food."
Sam had a rough day. He's so outgoing and funny (to a 6-year-old anyway) that I just never think of him having trouble making friends, but apparently, that's just what happened today.
According to Sam, he asked a kid to be his friend and the boy said no.
And his least favorite thing was recess because he was just standing around watching the kids play with friends they'd known before.
"And I was the only one who didn't know ANYBODY! And we had FOUR recesses, too!"
Sam is learning to go to God with his troubles and trust in Him to provide him with some awesome friends.
One of the first things he walked in the door telling us was, "Hey Daddy, you were right. All the girls like to do is yell and scream, and just...all that kind of stuff, you know?"
And then there was, "Oh, Mom, I prayed before I ate lunch."
"You did? That's great, Sam!"
"Yeah, I just prayed in my mind, though."
"That's fine. Did you bow your head or close your eyes?"
"Uh huh. The teacher came up and asked me if I needed anything. She thought I was crying or something."