Friday, July 25, 2008

Out of the Mouths of Babes

Every night, before she goes to bed and after she completes her bedtime routine of bathing, teeth brushing, and reading, my daughter recites her bedtime prayers.

The prayer is a simple blessing followed by a list of "special prayers" she wants God to hear. These "special prayers" usually involve getting to play or swim the following day, having a good night sleep, and, always, without fail, ends with:

"And please let Daddy not go to work tomorrow."

And it never gets old. It is as sweet as it is sad, and it serves to remind us of the larger than life role we play in our children's lives.

We could kiss her goodnight forever.

And then, as we quietly say our final goodnights and slowly close her bedroom door, she proceeds to belt out "Tomorrow" and "Hard-Knock Life" for the next 2o minutes.


1 comment:

Never Settle said...

This is a perfect example of why I have and love children. They're so pure and honest and seek our attention, love and approval constantly and really aren't afraid to just be themselves (unless we make them that way). Thank you for sharing and reminding me to love them just a little more today.