Walking to School

We have adjusted to the walk to and from school but besides the additional exercise that we are all now getting we are also getting a little over an hour every day for the kids to ask us questions and tell us about their days, sometimes they are quiet and don’t have much to say but other days the questions don’t seem to stop. I’ve decided to share a few of the questions that they have been asking us lately.

  1. Why does everyone speak French?
  2. What happened to our car?
  3. Where do our bones go when we go to heaven?
  4. How do you say “stop peeking off my paper” in French?
  5. Why can’t we walk in the grass?
  6. How many people do you know?
  7. Does Santa know we moved to France?
  8. When is Christmas?
  9. Do we have to go to school tomorrow?
  10. Why don’t we ride the bus to school?
  11. How is _____? (fill in the name of every family member or acquaintance they can think of, including all the students in their Kindergarten and pre-school classes from Missouri)
  12. Why did you say Bonjour to that person, do you know them?
  13. Are we going to drive or take a plane to Cameroon? How many planes? How long will it take? When are we leaving? (this is normally one question)
  14. How many days until my birthday?
  15. What is for lunch/supper?
  16. Can we watch Kung Fu Panda when we get home?
  17. Can we go to the playground on the way home?
  18. Where did we get the umbrellas?
  19. How come you are not wearing rain boots?
  20. Can we stop and buy some candy?
  21. How come Jonah gets to ride in the stroller?
  22. Why doesn’t Joshua have to stay as school as long as me?
  23. What’s that person’s name? Do you know them?
  24. How come we have to walk so far?
  25. Can we pray for my friend they got hurt in class today?

Although some of the questions seem very typical for a four and six year old some of them bring tears to my eyes when I see the love that they are developing for others that they don’t know very well and normally are making fun of them.

Love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. These commandments that I give you today are to be upon your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. Deuteronomy 6:5-7

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6 Responses to Walking to School

  1. Pop-Pop says:

    Treasure the questions – they are opportunities that all too quickly pass away. We love you and pray for you every day!

  2. Pop Pop says:

    I remember another boy (about 30 years ago) who was filled with questions. We learn by asking.

  3. Michael Turner says:

    As always, David, your posts are so neat. We enjoy reading them. We often read them to our boys. We think of and prayer for you often. Tell everyone we said Bonjour. May God continue to bless your language learning and all of your adjustments.

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