Monday, February 25, 2008

A Child's Prayer

Ever since Franny's jungle birthday party, she's been mentioning various animals in her bedtime prayers. The first time she asked Heavenly Father to bless the lion, tiger, hippo, and rhinoceros, I had to hunch over to stifle my laughter. Since then, we've tried to redirect her a little to remember the actual people in her life that we think she might like to pray for. Here's how her prayer went tonight:

Franny: "Dear Heavenly Father, please bless the lion, the tiger-"
Me: "Please bless Grandpa..."
Franny: "And Annie, and Maggie, and Julia.... and Lisa, and Bart, and Homer, and Marge-"
Me, finally (it took the whole Simpson family before I could regain control and keep myself from laughing out loud): "and Daddy..."
Franny: "Bless Tiffany, and Robin, and Maggie, and Nora.... and Megan.... 'rice (which is how Franny closes the prayer in the Savior's name), Amen."

22 comments:

Anne said...

I'm laughing, love it!

Melissa said...

I am still laughing too, that is really funny!

Ashlie & Jonathan said...

HEEE HEEE! What a sweetheart! That is great!

Jill said...

ahhh so cute!

Pattie said...

franny is so funny and cute i will remember that when Sarah gives the prayer in primary next sunday...

Julia Warner said...

That is so cute!!! She is so funny! I love all of her stories, she is so fun. Love you Franny!!

murdockspencer said...

That is awesome, I wouldn't have been able to control my laughter.

Jodie said...

Too funny and so sweet that she wants EVERYTHING and EVERYONE to be blessed. I really love that kiddo!

Jenny said...

so sweet. I just love little kid's prayers.

megan said...

OH that is so so funny you need to submit that story to the church news. My husband and I are laughing out loud. Cute kids.

mickell said...

so FUNNY!! I can't stop laughing.

Jane said...

I love that story, it is so funny. I love kids prayer stories, they are so cute and funny.

John and Rachael said...

Hey Bobby and Katherine!! I don't know if you remember us from about 5 years ago. We were in your ward in Provo when you lived next to the Traver's. Anyway, I saw the link to your blog when I was on my friend's blog site. Your post cracked me up. Kids are great!!!

{cari} said...

That is the cutest thing I've heard in a long time! You're a much better mom than I am. I probably would have busted out laughing!

Erin said...

That is HILARIOUS! The Simpsons?! How funny! I can totally relate about trying to stifle laughter in prayers. The other night Benny was looking around the living room saying he was thankful for everything he could see... "thankful for clocks-es, pictures, and... those things" and actually pointed to the wall decorations! Haha!

hayley said...

That is hilarious and so sweet at the same time:)

Holly Moore said...

Kids have the raddest prayers. Julie's little Ellie once prayed for me and Jarom and then informed Heavenly Father that Jarom was my husband. So cute. I'm sure he was wondering who that guy was that I've been hanging out with. (=

Anita said...

Franny is to cute and funny. I am not sure I could have held that laughter in. I cant believe how big she is, your girls are so cute.

aquabatgirl said...

hi katherine you have no idea who i am but i discovered your blog through my cousin hayley van beever. i came looking for new recipes (though i am in no way close to being a domestic goddess) just sick of all the same stuff i make, so now i have a few questions: 1)i need detailed and i mean detailed explanation of your homemade rolls (and how come i always seem to have to use WAY more flour than my recipes call for, i don't do my own breads much so get really confused by this) 2)you mentioned a cafe rio pork recipe of one of your friends, i would love to get it, my husband and i are having cafe rio withdrawls and 3)your pesto recipe so i can try your pesto, pasta, and peas recipe
i know i am asking a lot (especially being a complete stranger) but i would really appreciate it
you can email me at aquabatgirl@hotmail.com
thanks,
deanne
p.s. and seriously you are amazing! i have no idea how you do all the cooking you do (espeically breads, they take so much time) and have your kids (i'm expecting my third and feel that cooking my take a stand-still for awhile)

Kelly said...

That is a crack up! I want to meet your kids!

Mindy E said...

I tagged you!
Answer these questions about yourself in a post for everyone to see!
1. 10 years ago:
2. 5 things on my to-do list today:
3. Snacks I enjoy:
4. What I would do if I were suddenly made a billionaire:
5. 5 places I have lived:
6. 5 jobs that I have had:
7. 3 of my BAD habits
8. 5 Random Things people don't know about me:
4 (or 5) people I tag:

Nathan said...

OH my, Only a child of Bobby's would pray for all the Simpsons!!

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