This would be Mattea's prayer tonight after coming home from a disastrous trip to Goodwill where Paloma not only pooped her pants and had to throw away her Tinkerbell underpants but literally had one of those ridiculous two year old tantrums in which she threw herself on the ground and banged her head up and down until she had imprints. Mattea sat back in awe as her sister literally lost it and turned into an embarrassing, dreadfully annoying, screaming, kicking, uncontrollable 2 year old.
As we were walking to the car, I reminded Mattea to ignore Paloma and her behavior. She asked me why people were staring and I did my best to provide an explanation over the crying in the backseat. Needless to say, Paloma came right home, brushed her teeth and went straight to bed.
I spent some extra time with Matty reading, enjoying snacks, etc. Finally, it was time to wind down and say prayers. After praying for her mommy and daddy and 'all her things' she then prayed....
oh and Jesus, i pray for my sister's tantrums and to stop people staring - AMEN
In my head - 'dear Jesus, I am desperately praying for Paloma's tantrums as well, and if you could do something about all of those people staring - that would be great