Monday, November 24, 2008

Sleep Reading?

Tonight we were having our usual family scripture reading. Here's how it usually goes: Holdyn reads a verse or two then Evie and Kallie read a verse with help from me or K.
Tonight, Evie wanted to go first. I helped her read her verse and she did a really great job of sounding out the words. Next, Holdyn read two verses and Kallie read a verse and also did a great job of sounding out the words. In the meanwhile, Evie had crawled up into K's lap and promptly fallen asleep. After scriptures is prayers. Kallie said her prayer first and then Holdyn. We noticed that Evie was asleep so I called her name and K told her to say her prayer. She sat up, bowed her head, folded her arms and began, "Wu, wu, wu-i, wu-i, wu-i-th, wu-i-th, with" She was sounding out the word "with." I, compassionate mother I am, realized she was still asleep and immediately cracked up laughing. Holdyn and Kallie joined in. K shook her gently and said, "Evie, say your prayer." Her eyes popped open and she said, "Oh, I thought I was reading my homework sheet." Bless her heart she was so tired! But still, I had to laugh. As my family knows, I've had my share (and then some) of sleep talking outbursts. That girl is me made over, in that respect!

3 comments:

Emily said...

My favorite is still the (very awake)answering of the phone..."Dear Heavenly Father". I still laugh about that one! Yeah, you use to yell at people in your sleep!

Youngblood4ever said...

I laughed so hard reading this. That is so funny. I remember having scripture reading and prayer in the morning with my family growing up and falling asleep. If I ever "slept read" I was never told, but I did sleep through my share of mornings.

Mama Hen said...

That is so cute! I hope you and your family have a wonderful holiday together.