Thursday, June 6, 2013

Kid Funnies - Toby Style

Tonight was Brady's turn to say family prayer. Our kids would fight so much every single night over whose turn it was to pick a song and say a prayer that we finally had to put a schedule into place to keep the drama to a minimum. Sunday is Willy's day. Monday is mine. Tuesday is Ben, Wednesday is a free-for-all (and drama always ensues...) because half the family is at scouts that night but I usually put the two Littles to bed before the "men" come home, Thursday is Brady, Friday is Toby and Molly gets to take Saturday. Whew. Problem solved.

Did I mention that when it's your night to pick the song and pray you also get to sit by Mom? Oh yes. Because the fight over who gets to sit by Mom is even more heated than the battle for Say-er of the Prayer.

Back to the story...

Tonight was Brady's night to say family prayer. He shoved Molly out of his way reminded Molly to scoot over so he could sit by me, being his night and all. He chose a children's hymn ("I Hope They Call Me on a Mission" if you happen to be curious). And then he prayed. And it was a lovely, simple prayer thanking Heavenly Father that Ben made it home from his JrROTC trip to Pensacola safely, that the storms we had today didn't do any damage, that we had a nice day in general. He asked that God bless us with a happy day tomorrow, a good day at work for Willy tomorrow, a good storm-free night's sleep, etc. He finished his prayer and a split second after our amens were said Toby announced

"New high score!! Only two 'umms'!!"

I'm not sure Brady appreciated the way I burst into hysterical laughter. I was just so completely caught off guard. We had no idea that Toby was keeping score. We are, however, impressed that he's paying enough attention to the prayers being said that he can actually do the score keeping.

In any case...way to go Brady! Two umms? Not bad at all!

1 comment:

  1. Love it! I can totally relate to the need for a schedule. We have a "Whose turn is it?" chart. lol And, of course, way to go Brady...and Toby! :-)