Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Stepping Up to the Plate

Every holiday before we all sit down for dinner, we start arguing about who will say grace. This Christmas was no different. Seven adults, one teen-ager, and our five-year-old grandson stood with hands joined while the adults tried to foist the task of grace off on one another and the food sat waiting.

"How about you?"
"Not me. You're better at this."
"Don't look at me."
" Me either."
"Well, somebody's got to."

Our grandson spoke up. "I can say grace," he announced. And he did.

"Our hands we fold,
Our heads we bow,
For food and drink,
We thank you now. Amen."

He's in pre-K at First Baptist School. Obviously he's learning something there.