I have been meaning to record that my son is starting to say some of his own prayers. Yes I know his girl cousins have been doing this for about a year now, but he isn't a girl and he doesn't have older siblings. He still has us tell him what to say in the prayer. But three times how he has said his own things. I was very excited when he did this this first time. I think the secret for me is to say enough things for him to repeat that he can't remember it and he ad libs it. Unfortuantly, I can't remember the first prayer. The second time he added his own thing, we were saying bedtime prayers and he said "thank you that we could eat lunch and drink juice." My husband and I had to try very hard not to laugh at how cute he was. I figure that was pretty good because 3/5 of prayers he hears a day revolve around food. The third time was also bed prayer, and he said please bless me and Na... A.. Once again my husband and I loved it.
Speaking of love, when I tell him I love him or I love his sister. He said no just me. (As in you don't love me I love me, or you don't love her I love her.) He'll say just me love Na.. A.. and Daddy, and you and me. He finds it very important to love himself. I think that is important life skill, how can you love someone else if you don't love yourself. Really I think it just that he hears me says I love you to him a lot. If I tell him I love daddy, he'll say no just me. Just me loves daddy, and then say I love daddy, and Na... and you and me. Then I will say we can love the same people and he says oh, and laughs.