Wednesday, September 5, 2012

3rd Grade


We only have pictures of the third graders this year, no 6th grade evidence, and as you can see Eman wasn't into posing.  But they all got to school and got home. In the Richardson house we mark that in the success column.   Eman said he only was taken to the hall to be talked to once.  But he did say, "Mrs. Cantu is so nice.  She told us all about her family and you know her life long dream was to be a third grade teacher.  That's what she wanted to do her whole life and now she's doing it."
Eman has had quite the adjustment coming home from Holland.  It had me thinking was the 12 days of calm energy in the house even worth it for this much of an upheaval when he got home?  But hopefully school will help him get back on track. 

WILL YOU DIE?
Eman is obsessed with death.  He asks tons of questions all the time and at the end is always the same one.  "Will you die?"  Its the same conversation whether it's with me or Scott.
Here's a taste:
E: Mommy what color is Poison?
M: It depends
E: Will you die?
M: It depends.
E: My heart hurts.  Will I die?
M: No
E: Will I get heart cancer?
M: I've never heard of heart cancer.
E: Will I die?
M: No.
E: What happens if your house rocks, will you die?
M: It depends how much it rocks.
E: If the walls fall in, will you die?
M: You could die.
E: Do airplanes have horns?
M: I don't know
E: Well what if they don't and they run into one another, will you die?
M: It depends.

But Eman did have a nice quote I'm happy to share:
M: Eman did you miss spongebob while you were in Holland?
E: I missed you more

Another Quote from Eman:
We were talking about when we got him and Abegail from Africa.
E: It would be weird to have a family with only white kids.
(isn't it great he thinks we are the norm)

And more wisdom from Eman:
M: Eman get ready, we're going to church
E:  Why do I have to go to church?
When I die I will be with God all the time, why do I have to go see him now?
M: So he can get to know you and you can know him.
E: He already knows me.  When I get to heaven I'll just say, "Hi I'm Eman."
M: Fine, then I'll just say, "Hi I'm Eman's Mom."
E: Okay!  You know he can hear you right now.

5 comments:

Debbie Googeg said...

Great pictures -- don't they always bring out their personalities.

Funny about the "only white kids" Isaiah asked me why I live with brown people since I am white. I told him I didn't care if he was purple.

I have had various children go through the death question too. It can get tiring, but I use it as an opportunity to lead them to Christ -- we are all going to die the big question is where you will end up.

I hope school is a calming influence it has been an upheaveal over here, but I am hoping to settle in soon.

gretchen said...

My goodness gracious....3rd grade already. I have been thinking much of you all this week, too. We miss you. Tori would love to venture into 6th grade with Abegail by her side.

Praying everything calms down soon for you and Eman. Life is never boring, is it?

Beth Coetzee said...

You'll have to check the boys' 2012Back to School pics on my facebook page. Fun to see yours! I LOVED your and Eman's "church" conversation! Do we have permission to reprint it in our newsletter? Ha! It's publishable! He's got quite the spiritual insight.
Remembering you all fondly,
Beth

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