Jessamy over at Adventures in Fostering told a story about teaching his FD to say “more” and eventually Splash said it on her own. It reminded me of Nana and her prayers. Before she eats, we teach Nana to say a prayer. I suspect that she was doing this at her previous foster home also since she seemed to fall into it fairly easily.
God is great (Nana re-mumbles);
Good is good (she re-mumbles);
Let us thank him (more re-mumbling);
For our food (Amen with enthusiasm).
Nana, say For our food. She says Amen.
Say “For our food.” Amen again.
I don’t think she understands that I want her to SAY “for our food.” She gets frustrated and looks at me like, I said Amen lady. Is that not the end of the prayer. What else do you want me to do?
At one point after prodding her multiple times, she just looked at me and shrugged. Maybe one day she will shout out “FOR OUR FOOD” like Splash did.