Yesterday, I was feeling the librarian blues a bit. I just had a bad day at work, and was having a hard time picking my spirits up when I left the office. Henry and I had the house to ourselves in the evening, because Mike had to teach. He wasn't too bad - we had dinner, watched an episode of Scooby Doo, and played with his new train set. When I put him to bed, I decided to start on my new resolution to say bedtime prayers with him.
CL: "Ok honey, why don't we say prayers."
Henry: "Ok mommy! I want to start."
CL: *surprised* "oh, ok honey. You start."
Henry: "I pwedge awegiance, to the flwag, of the United..."
CL: "No honey, that's the *pledge*. We're going to do *prayers*. That's when we thank God for things, and ask him for things that we need."
Henry: "oh. Otay, mommy."
CL: "I'll start honey. Thank you God for mommy and daddy."
Henry: "And thank you God, for Henry."
CL: *tears up* "Yes sweetheart, thank you God for Henry. And for nana and papa, and grandma and grandpap. And for all your friends."
Henry: "And thank you God, for my teachos."
CL: "right. And keep everyone that we know and love safe. Let's pray a Hail Mary. Hail Mary..."
Henry: "Hail Mawy!"
CL: "Full of Grace."
Henry: "Full dove Gwace!"
CL: "The Lord is with you."
Henry: "The Word is with you."
CL: "Blessed are you, among women."
Henry: "Bwessed are you, among wimmen."
CL: "And blessed is the fruit of your womb, Jesus."
Henry: "And bwessed is the fruit in my room, Cheez-its."
CL: "Holy Mary, Mother of God."
Henry: "Hody Mawy, Moder of God."
CL: "Pray for us sinners..."
Henry: "Pway for us sinnos..."
CL: "Now and at the hour of our death, Amen."
Henry: "Now and at the hour of our deaf, Amen!!"
We made the sign of the cross and clasped our hands in unison.
Henry: "mommy, can we do that again? That chooch stuff?"
It really, totally and completely, made my day.