Monday, January 26, 2009

Ernie's Lunch Prayer And a Jar

Ernie has started saying her own prayers, after listening to Wonder Daddy and myself for 3 1/2 years. She does a pretty good job!

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And the snow. And the plane. And not kill us.

And Mommy and Daddy and Baby Mimi happy. And me happy too. And a ball in the jar.

Amen.

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Ernie is grateful for the snow we got last night.
And she's grateful that no one died on the airplane that landed in the Hudson.

She wants us all to be happy. She wants to be happy.

And she wants to put a ball in her jar.

**We have a jar labeled "My Eternal Family." Every time we do something that helps us to be a happy, eternal, family (helping unload the dishwasher, putting away toys happily, reading scriptures, Family Home Evening, having people over for dinner and sharing our food) we get to put a ball in our jar. Tantrums and bad attitudes get balls taken out. When the jar is full, we're all going out for ice cream! I am amazed at how much this little jar has changed our house- she's 10 times happier than she was before. Much fewer tantrums, quicker to do what she's told, and she wants to pick up her toys and read scriptures to get extra balls in the jar. So cool! **

4 comments:

One Year Older and Wiser Too said...

E's destined for greatness due to her extra great parents!

Aunt LoLo said...

Little Wonder Ernie! BBJ has only just STARTED stringing sentences together into stories. (She's totally deadpan when she does it, completely focused on her mouth. When she tells us stories, her little mouth is the only. thing. that. moves on her whole body! Pretty funny.)

Tell Ernie, we're all glad nobody died in the Hudson crash, too! What a sweet girl!!!

Simone said...

What a great idea. I'd love to see a picture of your jar.

Casey said...

That's a great idea. I'll have to give it a shot. What do you use to fill it? Bouncy balls? Marbles?