Friday, February 15, 2008

Out of the Mouth of Babes...

Kids say the darnedest things!

We have recently been helping Ashlyn say prayers at meal time and before going to bed. Well on Thursday night as we knelt for family prayer, when Brian asked Ashlyn if she wanted to say it she immediately began praying without any help. She said the entire thing by herself without one hint or prompting from either Brian or myself. She began and ended the prayer properly and this is the exact content of the prayer:

Thank you for this day.
Thank you for the food.
Thank you for Trent.
Thank you for binkis.
Thank you for Mommy.
Thank you for Daddy.
Thank you for Trent.
Thank you for the wipes.

I was so impressed that she said it all on her own. It was the cutest prayer I have ever heard. She still hasn't forgotten about her binkis. Old habits die hard I guess. You can also tell who is her favorite in the family, Trent got an extra dose of gratitude.

And one more thing...

A couple of weeks ago, we were sitting in the foyer at church and Ashlyn noticed the painting above the couch. It was the picture of John the Baptist baptizing Christ. Ashlyn studied it for a minute and then turned to Brian and said, "Jesus dancin'?" Apparently she recognized the stance as the same way which I dance with her around the house. We couldn't help but laugh. You gotta love the innocence of little children.

9 comments:

The Lund Five said...

That is so cute! Kids really do say cute things and it is fun to listen to them when they pray. Very cute Ashlyn stories.

Heather said...

She is so sweet! I love this age :)

Simmons Family: said...

She gets the whole meaning of prayer...very impressive... and Trent got an extra blessing too!!

Anonymous said...

That Ashbelle is a sweetheart!--- and her parents are training her very well. I'm always amazed at her ability to communicate.
Love, Mom

whitney said...

That's so sweet! I love when little kids are just learning the basics-they're so innocent!

The Carter Family: said...

That is so adorable! I love listening to little kids pray! They always do a great job and their sweet spirits always shine through!

rsheedy said...

How precious! I love it when kids say their prayers...it always reminds me to be grateful for the 'little' things. :)

Princess said...

I am thankful for wipes and binki's too!

Nathan and Esther said...

What a little sweetheart!