Monday, September 29, 2008

Madre De Dio- I'm An Idiot

Ever had one of those days where you feel like you just don't have a clue about being a parent, in general? And then, to end the day, your child does something and makes you feel like a complete idiot.

It was time for bed. Teeth had been brushed, books had been read, all that was left were prayers. There are nights that Maddie says the sweetest prayers I've ever heard. Other nights, she taps her head and says that she is just going to think it. Some nights she flat out refuses. And, then- there was this one.

I told her it was time for her prayer. She bowed her head, closed her eyes, and I gave myself a mental high five.

Then, she started. Singing. In Spanish.

I heard Je`sus. I heard Dio. And that's all I understood.

When she was done, I said amen.

And got a sigh of disgust. "Mom- if I pray in Spanish, you say ahhhhh-men. Not amen."

"Um. Okay. I'll try to remember that." And while I'm sure God understands you, I don't. Let's keep it in English, m'kay?

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5 comments:

Wendi said...

I know I have said this before, but...
You. have. your. hands. full.
Cute post!

Scarlet O'Kara said...

Oh...my...goodness! I have to agree with Wendi...you have your hands full. Enjoy every minute.

DysFUNctional Mom said...

Already, your kid knows more than you. Isn't that fun?

Adrienne said...

HA! I was laughing so hard I could hardly read this post to Jim. She's too funny.

Nissa said...

It's awesome, though that she's speaking such great Spanish! :) Always look at the bright side. lol

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