Saturday, March 28, 2009

Recession 'Round Here...

You know it's bad when...

Prayer by Alex, age 5

"Dear Heavenly Father, please bless that we'll have a good night. Please bless that we won't have any bad dreams or think about anything scary. Please bless that we'll have no earthquakes, floods, or serious falls. (He gets that line from Jake. No idea where it came from??) Please bless that we can have more money and that we can feel the Spirit. In the name of Jesus Christ, Amen."

Jake: "I don't think you should pray for more money, Alex."
Alex: "Why??" (starts to cry)
Me: "I think Jake means that maybe you don't want to ask Heavenly Father for money in your prayers. Money doesn't make a person happy--family and friends and making good choices makes you happy."
Jake: "Yeah, you should only ask Heavenly Father if you're really poor."
Alex: (still sniffling) "But daddy says we don't have any money!"
Jake: "No, we're okay. Daddy has a whole jar FULL of money at his office!"

Let's hope that jar gets us through this!
We did just get home from the Danville Children's Musical Theatre production of Fiddler on The Roof. Maybe Alex had Tevye's song "If I were a Rich Man" on his mind!! I did notice him humming and practicing his fancy stomping, shimmying, arm waving dance moves on the way home!


Mommy Bethy said...

that is the best conversation ever!!!
aron prayed last week that "wilsey and i will be in a parade." i asked what parade and he said one with "runfetti". it is all a mystery!
i love keeping up with you this way!
xoxo the leals

Rach said...

SO cute! It's amazing what they can hear when we think they're not listening. Then when we want them to hear us, they suddenly go voluntarily deaf:)

Marilyn said...

What a great conversation - I love it! Wish I had a whole jar FULL of money at MY office (I think I'll start one). I love Fiddler on the Roof - how fun that you got to see a live Children's Theater production of it. Can't wait to see Alex dancing the rich man dance like Tevye. Your kids are SO CUTE!! Love you all so much, Mom

Farrah said...

Oh my gosh, this is making me laugh so hard!!!! Can Alex pray for Aunt Farrah and Uncle Jon to have more money??

Camille said...

so funny Eric does the Fiddler dance too! Loves!

Leisa Waldron said...

Oh sad! But cuter than cute. Thanks for sharing! :)

Chelsea said...

So Sweet! I love it. How is that kids always know what is up?

I hope you guys are doing okay. I miss hanging with you:)