Getting a Junior Higher to talk about their day at school is like pulling teeth (I've been told), and it's no different for pre-schoolers. I've discovered that it's best just to have quiet in the car on the way home from school, and let Sam come to me with stories of her day when she's ready.
Tonight we were snuggling on the couch and she shared with me what they learned in chapel last Thursday...
Sammie: "We heard a story about Noah and his boat. That's called an ark."
Mommy: "Oh really? What did you learn?"
S: "I dunno."
M: "Who was on the ark?"
M: "Anyone else?"
S: "LOTS of animals."
M: "Do you know how many?"
S: "Umm... like lots and lots. Like 20!"
M: "Can you name them?"
S: "No. There was lots and lots. Like a lion [GROWL], and a tiger [GRRR], a kitty cat."
M: "That's just three. I thought you said 20!"
S: "Umm.. no, just those!"
M: "So why was Noah on the ark with these animals?
S: "He was driving them around."
M: "Where was he going?"
S: "Just around. Like around his neighborhood."
M: "How long was Noah and the animals on the ark?"
S: "A LONG time!"
M: "How long?"
S: "Like years and years. Six years.... and seven minutes."
Good to know she was paying attention in Chapel right? =) Looks like we have a little revisionist history to correct.
This one is definitely going in her scrapbook. I can't wait to hear what she learns about the 10 plagues of Egypt, and Moses parting the Red Sea.
(I took this shot a few weeks ago when Sammie, my mom and I met up with my Grandma Lilo in Leavenworth, WA. Sam had just discovered the bouncey house.)