As with all two year-olds, part of the challenge of family prayer is getting them to sit still, fold their arms, close their eyes, and be quiet and still. I have decided that the 'keep your eyes closed' rule no longer applies to mother because they have to police their children. One day I'll get to pray for myself again.
Usually family prayer involves either myself or Brandon keeping Kathleen held down by force with our goal simply being arms folded. We'll get to eyes closed later.
This morning Kathleen decided to kneel herself and sat there so piously I was beginning to be impressed. Her arms were folded with eyes closed and bowed head complete with solemn expression. Perhaps all of our attempts were beginning to have an effect. It was only after the prayer that I realized the reason for such piety - she was trying to keep her red car carefully tucked under her chin and could only keep it there by very quietly bowing her head. Perhaps we should try this in church.