As Iâ€™ve posted on here before, our bedtime routine is pretty typical â€“ bath, pjs, stories, songs, lights out. While the pjs and the stories chosen might vary each night, the songs never do.
Each night, the request is the same: first, â€śTake Me Out to the Ballgameâ€ť (no, Iâ€™m not kidding; he actually wants to hear this EVERY night); second, the Shema; third, â€śLa La Luâ€ť (the lullaby from Lady and the Tramp).
Lately Sam has started to sing the songs with me. I know he doesnâ€™t fully understand it yet, but I love that Sam is already starting to â€śprayâ€ť with me at night. I hope his â€śbedtime songâ€ť helps to open the door for him to easily talk to G-d as he grows.
If you incorporate prayers into your evening routine, when did your kids start saying them with you? When do you think they started to understand that they were more than just words or pretty tunes?