That night we knelt for family prayer. It was my turn to pray and the kids knew they might as well get comfortable because my prayers last more than 30 seconds! Doug sidled next to me and sat, looking at everyone. The prayer was going well. Christmas is a season to be thankful, especially when your kids come home, so I was expressing my gratitude when I heard a loud sigh and felt Doug slump to the floor as though he was exhausted. Needless to say, the prayer ended abruptly because we were all laughing.
(google image)Since that night, the kids have learned how to display their feelings if they feel the prayer is going too long. It's not as funny when they do it.