Insane stuff my kids say – Post No. 7

Talia (yes, she’s adorable)

As a father, it’s a great joy for me to listen to my children interact with theological ideas and concepts. Back when I was in seminary my focus was in philosophical theology, but let me tell you, children can ask some questions and come up with some ideas that really stop you in your hermeneutical tracks. This whole thing is a delight to me.

A lot of these ideas, comments, etc. come out during bedtime prayers. For a while, Talia, one of my twin 6-year-old daughters, would just mimic me as I walked her through her good-night prayers. Later she would recite the basic prayer she’d learned from me on her own.

Ariana, her twin sister, is still basically doing the rote good-night prayer. But, of late, Talia’s been venturing out on her own with frequently comical results. Here are a couple of excerpts from her prayers as well as I can remember them.

  • “And help us go to be with you. And help us not to be scared of you when we see you in heaven.”
  • “Help us be nice — especially Ariana.”
  • “Thank you for helping us not say bad words, and please keep doing that.”

:-)

Read more insane stuff my kids say: Post #1, Post #2, Post #3, Post #4, Post #5, Post #6

3 thoughts on “Insane stuff my kids say – Post No. 7

  1. I LOVE it! I think most adults have probably prayed something similar to all 3 comments, even if we don’t want to admit it.

    So cute. Makes me wish I was more diligent about having my kids do bedtime prayers. But I never did myself, so it’s not part of MY routine or memories…

  2. Oh, that is just adorable! I remember my youngest son asked me if the ice cream man was going to heaven. The ice cream man wore a turbin on his head and so my son knew he must not be a Christian believer. He was very concerned and I told him how proud I was of him that he cared so much about this man and his soul! He replied to my commending of him with, “I just want to make sure God knows so when I get to heaven I can get free ice cream”! He must have been about 7 years old at the time. I never forgot it though! A child’s world revolves around them!

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