Thursday, October 25, 2007

The Rhetoric of Helping Children Pray

This morning we knelt down for family prayer and I asked Callan if he would like to help Nolan say the prayer. Callan smiled, bowed his head, looked sideways at Nolan, and in his most cutesy, condescending, but sincere parent voice possible said,

"Dear Father," then paused for Nolan to repeat after him, even though Nolan is not even a year old and was at that moment chewing on a toy cell phone.

"Thank you for this day," continued Callan, dutifully pausing for Nolan.

"Thank you for Mommy's breast milk." pause.

"Thank you fro Mommy, Daddy, and Callan," pause again.

"In the name of Jesus Christ Amen."

3 comments:

snjbuchanan said...

how sweet is that! I love it! Callan is such a great big brother!

mayday said...

Kids say the darndest things!

~cari~ said...

Callan kills me! What a cutie!