December was almost near and jonas was feeling quiet different. he thought for a while
Jonas is eleven, and this coming December is a very special December for all the kids that are eleven. (They're actually called "Elevens.") That's why he's feeling apprehensive.
i might bring the baby home
Next we see Jonas at dinner with his family. They go through a ritual where each person talks about their feelings.
Jonas makes his sister Lily, a Seven, go first. She talks about feeling angry during playtime earlier that day, at a "visiting group of Sevens" who weren't playing by the rules. Lily's parents explain that the visitors were only breaking the rules because they didn't understand the rules. Lilly stops being angry
Jonas's Father, a "Nurturer," talks about his day at work. He's concerned for a newborn baby boy whose health is failing. Jonas's Father says he may bring the baby home for while, so someone can look closely after him at night
Then Jonas's Mother, who works at the Department of Justice, talks about her feelings. Today she had to deal with a "repeat offender," someone who keeps breaking the rules. he's broken two rules; if he breaks a third, he has to get released.