Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Irreverent Streak

Andrew asked Benjamin to say the prayer on dinner this evening—by himself. By the time he was finished there was not a straight face in the room. It helps that he hardly says a single word correctly. I'll write down both what he sounds like and also the translation
Dear Hesnee Saa, 
I'm sanky sor a day and... NO ONE CAN SAY ANYSING! And peas hep a sood. And peas hep a sun come up in morny. Haha! I said a sun! Our sun! In a morny! And peas hep 'em tuh seel betty. And me. And oo! And oo! And oo! And oo! [said while pointing at everyone with his fork] Ezzybody seels betty! Two ezzybodies! And... 
[after much prompting to end the prayer...]  
Inna name Seesee Chist, AMEN!
He was so emphatic about everything he said and was so proud to be saying the prayer without help.

Here, more or less, is what he said:
Dear Heavenly Father,
I'm thankful for the day and NO ONE CAN SAY ANYTHING! And please help the food. And please help the sun come up in morning. Haha! I said the sun. Our sun! In the morning! And please help them to feel better. And me. And you! And you! And you! And you! Everybody feels better! Two everybodies. And...
In the name of Jesus Christ, amen. 
Once again we found ourselves cracking up when we should have been at our most reverent. Eventually this irreverent streak will end, right? I has to.

I guess no one laughed during Miriam's family prayer this evening, so that's a start...


  1. I te_d to thi_k Jesus fi_ds the humor i_ these thi_gs, too! :) Sorry for the li_es. Two of my keys are _ot worki_g at the mome_t. _ew key_oard comi_g! PTL!

    1. Hahaha! :)

      I totally agree; I've always thought God had a sense of humour (otherwise why would we have them?). And I'm glad you have a new keyboard coming and I'm terribly sorry that I laughed out loud over your comment. Reading it took about as much brain power as trying to parse what Benjamin's saying. ;)

  2. We still have those irreverent moments at times; keeps us laughing for sure!

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  4. Yesterday a was screaming during prayer that Jesus was just "my Jesus" and doesn't belong to anyone else ;)