Monday, May 10, 2010

True Tales From First Grade Religion

Fiver brought home his religion test to be signed. It was a nice little eye-opener.

There is always a "draw your own picture" section of the test, and their teacher likes them to give her a caption to write on whatever they drew so that she can make sure they understand the concept being taught. You know, in case they aren't the next Norman Rockwell and their pictures look more like Rorschach drawings than anything else.

This was Fiver's picture and dictated caption:

In case you can't make it out, that's him by his bed praying for "mommy to be patient." Nice.

His teacher probably thinks the wheels have come off over here.

But I redeemed myself on this little question and answer section of his classwork. That last question says: Who taught you about Jesus? and he wrote, My mom.
I'm tryin', buddy.


  1. Too cute!! You taught him the most important thing!

  2. That's awesome! And hey, his prayer indicates that he wants to keep you around--that'a always good in my book :)

  3. Anonymous6:31 AM

    The patience part is hilarious!

    My kids use the same book at our Catholic school. I love the sense of all our children learning together even if they haven't met, so if their paths cross at some point, they can share their journey.

  4. Awwwww. That's so sweet. Both bits, really. We could all use a little more prayer support!

  5. oh how I'm laughing!!!!! :)

    hey, if he's feeling generous, suggest that Fiver pray for me to have a bit more patience- I soooo need it ;)

  6. He won't remember the patience part when he's an adult, but he'll always remember the Jesus part.

    Our kids use the same series in our school. I chose a different one in our RE Program.

  7. SO precious, I love it! Looks like your son is also trying to help you grow in humility by embarrassing you :) What a great kid!

  8. Anonymous5:16 PM

    That's cute! Hey, their homework is certainly an eye opener, right?
    Hope you are all well!
    Mirabella Mom

  9. Awwwwwwwwwwww! You did the best job of all.

    Is that a Calvin-and-Hobbes style bedside table down the left side of his picture? Too cool!

    That looks like my kids' school's religion book too. Must be a popular series!

  10. Ha! When I came home with a cesarean incision and a nice deep cough (virus), I coughed in the kitchen and doubled over in pain. After the cough passed, I stayed doubled over for a minute. It was then that I heard my own words come out of my 3 year old's mouth: "You won't die, Mom. It was only a cough."


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