Older Sisters

Monday, March 14, 2011
I was warned a couple years ago that you have to be careful what you say in front of kids.  

Now trust me, I believed it whole heartedly. And that led me to be relatively careful what I say: especially when Makiah is awake. I don't want to take any chances. 

Still, it seems, that from time to time, a word or phrase pops out of her mouth and I'm left wondering where she learned it. 

Take the other night* for example, Sheena was at work so I was putting Makiah to bed. I was about to pray with her, as we do every night, but this night I decided to ask her who she would like to pray for. 

Her response: "Baby." 

I inquired if she meant her dolly. I could see a two year old wanting to pray for her dolly. 

But she said "No, baby! Baby in tummy."

I had a feeling I knew where she was going with this, but I wanted to be sure. "Makiah, do you want to pray for the baby in Mommy's tummy?"

"Yeah. Baby Mommy tummy."

So that night, we began praying for the baby in mommy's tummy too. And now, partly because Makiah is crazy about routines, we pray for the baby every night. 

It will be a lot of fun telling our second child that they were prayed for by their older sister since before they were born. Hopefully this means that Makiah will be an awesome older sister. 

* this was actually three or four weeks ago. 


Anonymous said...

What Sheena's pregnant?

Chris Miller said...

Oh, yeah...sorry mom that you found out like this.