Every night (okay, so not every - but most), when we tuck Ellie in, we help her to say her prayers. Can you tell how she feels about it by tonight's example?
Ellie: Mom, you say it.
Mom: How do you start?
E: Henley Father. (looks at me - same as every night - and asks Now what? as if we haven't done this before)
M: Tell Him what you're thankful for.
E: I'm thankful for...all the things I'm thankful for. And that's all I'm thankful for.
M: Are you thankful for anything else?
E: (opening her eyes, looking around) I'm thankful for blankets and..... sheets.
M: Is there anything else, what things are you thankful for?
E: Mom, I'M ALL DONE "THANKFUL FOR"-ING!!!
At this point it was a bit difficult to continue. I'm pretty sure laughter is not a key ingredient of prayer.