as we sat down at lunch club today my little angel exclaimed, "NOBODY EAT YET! We have to pray!"
i reminded him of the school rules on organized prayer (as much as you can explain that to a kindergartner) but pointed out that if he wanted to pray before he ate he was more than welcome to do so.
he smiled, folded his hands above his mac and cheese on the pink styrofoam lunch tray and said loudly,
"DEAR LORD. THANK YOU FOR THIS FOOD WE ARE GOING TO EAT. AND THANK YOU FOR THIS DAY THAT MRS LIPSTICK WHO TOOK US TO LUNCH. AMEN".
how does that not warm your heart and bring tears to your eyes?
unfortunately his prayer was so loud the other children went ahead and bowed their heads as well. so much for no organized prayer.
we'll have to work on praying quietly as not to force other people into religious practices...