So far, by God's grace

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

It's a holdup. Give me your gems!

Our bedtime routine with Nanma involves a bedtime prayer. Usually one of us says the simple words and Nanma repeats.

Tonight she decided to add a line of her own heartfelt request to God. So right after asking God to help her be a good girl she adds", with this cute head wobble she has... "Jeeshush gems tharane!" ( jesus, give me gems".

Gems here mean the tiny m&m like candy we get here. After her recent illness, her potty training had all been forgotten and she was making a huge fuss to sit on the potty. I have been rewarding her with one "gems" if she peed or pooped without a fuss. It worked wonders!

I guess madame is getting a bit too greedy now.

1 comment:

  1. O! to have the uncomplicated mind of a child!
    She doesn't relate the reward to her deed..
    An adult prayer would have been "Jeeshush pee pee varuthanay"