Monday, May 03, 2010

Ah-men Rebellion

A few months ago, my kids decided that they didn't want to say "ay-men" like their parents. They wanted to say "ah-men" at the end of their prayers.

The rebellion started with the 6 year old and spread downward to the 5 and 3 year old. It wasn't an over campaign for the most part. He started really emphasizing the word at the end of his prayers. It didn't take long for the other kids to catch on to this cool innovation in prayer.

They get to feel like they are "doing their own thing" in a way that is not only acceptable to their parents, but downright cute.

After the success of the ah-men rebellion, they've started singing their personal prayers at night. The 6 year old prefers more of a beat box thing while my 5 year old girl chooses a more sing-song method. The 3 year old is a bit more monotone, but he's quickly increasing in his expressiveness. The only time these song-prayers annoy me is when I'm very tired and I just wish the prayers would be finished more quickly.

But hey, the song of the righteous is a prayer unto the Lord. I hope he likes beat box. Ah-men.


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