elijah started to go to the japanese school here in saskatoon since september last year. the class takes place every sunday morning for two hours. elijah is in the preschool class and i help out as a teacher’s aide. i make materials and do some drawings for them.
we had a school play day at the end of march. elijah’s class did a traditional russian story called “the great big turnip“. for this play, i painted the background image.
there are six characters in this story — grandpa, grandma, grandchild, dog, cat, and mouse. we have 8 kids in our class, so we told them to pick the role they like and we could have two of the same character.
everyone picked a character except elijah. at that point, all the roles were taken. so we told him that he can be any character he wants. so he picked…
「ぞうさんに、な、り、た〜い！(i want to be an elephant!!)」
he said that out loud standing on his chair.
then, he told me the day before the play that there is no elephant in the story…
too late, elijah!!