Children sometimes say the darndest, cutest things. At our house lately it seems to happen at prayer time. We try to teach our children to think back on their day before praying to reflect on the blessings they received or maybe to recognize some mistakes they’ve made that they can work on and ask God for help with. Now children, in particular little children, are very honest about their feelings, wants, opinions, etc. Any mother can tell you that. So should I be surprised when I hear some of the requests or thanks made in prayers this past week?
Cookie: “Please help me to be a good girl on Sunday so I can get a cookie after church.”
Fudge: “I’m thankful that the pretty yellow roses bloomed but sad that not all of them bloomed and some have already died.”
Truffle: “We’re thankful for the food.” Not that unusual except she said it at least four times in the same prayer! And it wasn’t even mealtime.
Cookie: “I’m thankful I could go to town to the dollar store and buy a toy cell phone to play with. “
There were others but I forgot to write them down, darn it! Nothing beats this next incident that happened last fall while we tried to gather around the table for lunch. Just some precluding info we usually begin our prayers by saying “Dear Heavenly Father.”
It all started when Mr. Ferrero Rocher called Cookie ‘Dumbledore.’ We were sitting down around the table to eat lunch. Cookie then started to call everyone a name of one of the characters from the Harry Potter books. The girls have been listening to the books on CD so she was quick to spew the names out matching them up with whoever she thought was the best fit.
After a couple of minutes of this Mr. FR cut in and said, “Okay we need to say the blessing. Whose turn is it?”
“It’s Bon Bon’s.”
We all quietly bowed our heads.
“Dear Harry Potter. . .”
We laughed so hard there were tears streaming down our faces. Mr. FR was the only one who could gain enough control to actually say a proper blessing on the food. So who do you pray to at your house? Obviously there’s been a little too much Harry Potter madness at ours.
Are there any funny things your kids have said in their prayers?