Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Stating the Obvious

The Dad: Oliver, do you want to say the prayer this morning?

The two year old: No, you say it!

The Dad: Okay. (Still trying to get some participation) What should I say?

The two year old: Say a prayer!


  1. Lol. I love teaching my daughter to pray. It can be so funny. And so sweet.

  2. Two year old thinking: "Come on Dad, you were the one who brought this whole thing up!"

  3. My three year old feels like he needs to say all the prayers. With our older children we were more uptight about this impulse. We would shush them and would insist that they wait their turn.

    Right now at our house every prayer is done is with an assist by Samuel. "Veronica would you say the blessing on the food? with Samuel helping. He says a little prayer right along with her. Just another form of a heartfelt "Amen!" I guess.

  4. Lest ye think I boast in my Samuel's willing prayer-fullness, I have a seven year old that specializes in occasional contrariety. He went through a phase that he would not say any prayers. Thankfully we were able to navigate our way though that time. It did take a lot of persuasion, long-suffering and love unfeigned. :)