Sometimes I wonder how much Grant gets out of FHE, family prayers and family scripture study. What can a one-year-old understand about prayer, love, and the atonement? Whether or not Grant understands much is a non-issue; we just want to establish a habit of spirituality in our home. Grant only says a few words, but he seems to understand a lot. And I think he understands more than I ever imagined.
1. During our lesson on showing love to our family I asked Grant, "How can you show Mommy that you love her?" His response was to climb into my lap and give me a hug. Perfect answer!
2. Grant sometimes sits quietly during prayers, but most of the time he doesn't want to sit still. The other week we were saying morning prayers and Grant climbed into my lap and folded his arms all on his own. Now he folds his arms whenever he hears "fold arms" or "say prayers".
3. Grant can point to Jesus in pictures. We will look through the new nursery manual together for pictures of Jesus.
4. Grant has favorite songs and he resquests them by actions. For example, if he raises his arms above his head he wants to sing "Jesus Wants Me for a Sunbeam". If he craws his fingers up his leg he wants to sing "The Itsy-Bitsy Spider". Clapping hands means he wants to sing "If You're Happy and You Know It". But his all-time favorite song to sing is "The Wise Man and The Foolish Man". We really only sing the wise man verses. He can now do all the actions by himself. I recorded it for my mom to watch. I'm singing and I don't have the greatest singing voice, but I think I managed to stay in one key for this song . . . I think. Anyway, if you decide to watch it I would recommend muting the sound.