Monday, April 13, 2009

The Lord's Prayer

I wasn't going to do an entry today, but with Mom MD at the hospital doing a delivery my mind-numbing couch potato Monday evening television was on hold for an hour or so.

Oh, thank heaven for my DVR which allowed me to pause live TV indefinitely and write witty retorts on Facebook surf the net.  At the same time, my two four-year girls across the hall raised hell for what seemed like effen eternity continued to chit chat prior to Mr. Sandman's arrival.

Just as I was about to open a heapin' can of whoop-ass ask them politely for the third time to please please go to sleep, I heard them recite a passage oh so familiar, yet not something that I hear everyday....The Lord's Prayer.   I couldn't believe it.  We hadn't attended church in months (long story).  So, how did they know it?

I had an idea so I made my way to their room and asked "How do you two know the Lord's Prayer?"  Vivi wouldn't tell surprise, but Julia said "I know..I'll tell you.....St. Anna's." Hmmm, yeah that's what I thought.

St. Anna's is a Greek Orthodox Church where the triplets attend preschool.  When Mom MD and I were searching for a hard nosed toddler military school  for a new preschool we asked the director "Does this school have a religious component?" - not that there is anything wrong with this...we just were curious.  I believe she said "just a little."

I suppose the fact that she was planning to do the "Nativity Scene" at the annual Christmas program the month after the triplets started should have been our first clue.  In any regard, how special to hear your little girls say the Lord's Prayer....I felt so blessed that I had to share.......


Beth said...

Kids are always so full of surprises! Great story!

The Stiletto Mom said...

That is such a sweet story, and reminds me I need to get my you know what in gear and take the kids to church more often!!

Unknown said...

My son attends daycare at a synagogue and he knows all kinds of blessings and songs in hebrew, calls bread challah, and calls Saturdays Shabbat...he's going to be shocked when he realizes he's not actually Jewish!

Shannon said...

Sadly, my kids do attend church... and I don't think they would be able to recite the Lord's Prayer.


Kat said...

Bless their little hearts. That is such a cute story.