pace loves watermelon. usually during our night prayer pace interjects, whispering, "mom, don't forget the watermelons!" so we pray that the farmers can grow big, sweet watermelons for us to eat over the summer. we got one at the store the other day, and pace couldn't fall asleep until he'd had a "triangle" piece of watermelon. i went in the boy's room to check on them and pace's owl eyes looked back at me, he smiled, and said, "mom, i want to whisper something to you." i laughed and leaned down to his bed, and he whispered, "i'm hungry." so we ran downstairs really fast, cut off a piece of watermelon, and pace asked me to set the timer--he wanted to eat a "triangle" as fast as possible. and then back to bed!
it was really, really sweet the other night--pace actually asked to pray all by himself. usually while we're saying our prayers pace will do the usual 3 year-old crazy interjections--like asking us to pray for watermelons, or trash trucks, or spooky ghosts, etc. the night he asked to pray all by himself, i honestly don't remember ver batim what he said, but i remember it was very specific and very sweet--he thanked heavenly father for his family, for mama, daddy, paceboy, and max attack, for the fun day, and that he loved jesus.