Monday, 28 September 2009

Youngest and the Lord's Prayer

Youngest's version of the Lord's Prayer.
Said with eyes Tightly Shut and hands together.
Just before he goes to sleep.
At his request.
Always.

Are Farder,
Who are Tin Hevvin
Hallo be die mane.
Die King Domcome!
Die Will Bedunne!
On urf as it is in Hen.
Give Usiffday our dairy bread
And for give usustespresses.
As we give doze tespes genstus.
For dine is Dekinden.
De pa and de glor.
Eefor ever an' ever.
Amen


Hope God is listening.
Because Youngest means Every Word.
Bless.

25 comments:

Jeff D'Antonio said...

Your ability to convert "child language" into written words is astounding. Truly. I can almost hear his little voice as I read your writing. British accent and all. :)

Alix said...

Oh my goodness! What pure enchantment!!

And yes, God is most definitely listening, for no one - and I mean no one - speaks more eloquently to Him than children.

God bless you and yours!

Reasons to be Cheerful 1,2,3 said...

Ah..! Heard of Gladly The Cross Eyed Bear?... as Billy Connolly used to sing, instead of Gladly The Cross I Bear. Poor God, he must get confused.

cheshire wife said...

I am sure that God understands whatever language it's in.

Mwa said...

Mine does a very similar Dutch version.

Helen said...

I read that out loud and got tears in my eyes!

Bless him.

And I'm quite sure God is listening with a broad smile on His face!

Mud in the City said...

He is definitely listening. How could you not?

Midlife Jobhunter said...

Now that needs to go in a frame. So enjoyed that.

Catharine Withenay said...

God's listening, and hearing loud and clear. Fantastic!

Sir Bruin said...

Brilliant! That cannot fail to be heard.

Troy said...

I typed "usustespresses" into Google. Instead of the typical 2,000,000+ Results it just came up with 2 Results - both Ladybird World Mother blog links.
You seem to have the usustespresses market sown up.

geraldgee said...

Very much better than the version we muttered during school assembly xx

Matthew said...

Is this the Dutch version or the Viking version of the Lord's Prayer?

Ladybird World Mother said...

Jeff - that is such a kind comment! Glad you liked it... it is totally as he says it!1
Alix - Isn't it just darling. You should see his little face as he speaks it. God must so look forward to it each day!
Reasons123 - gorgeous!! Poor God, as you say, must be awful confusin'.
CW - I really do hope so!x
Mwa - oh, bless... would be a bit lost on me as I dont speak the lingo... glad they do it too!
Helen - oh, that is just so nice to hear! Makes me a bit teary too...x
Mud - totally agree... even if He is laughing so hard he cant hear the words...
MJ - oh thank you!! Am so glad you get it too... thought it might be difficult to write AND show how sweet it is...xx
CW - now that is very good to hear... thank you!!x
Sir Bruin - from you, that means a lot!!xx
Troy - yup, me and the Usustespresses control the World. It is code. Obviously. And now you have clocked onto it. Dammit. ;)
gg - totally agree... this one has more 'Je ne sais pas'... wouldn't you say...
Matthew - its a Crafty Mixture of the two. How clever of you to notice....;) xx

wonderwoman said...

i'm sure 'he' understands every word!

xx

trasha said...

How clever is your wee lad to be so fluent in High German!

Brown Dog said...

Ah, lovely! I clearly remember reciting the Lord's Prayer as a child and not understanding a word of it. I always used to think God's name was Hallowed - no one ever thought to explain anything in those days (well, it was a long time ago...)

Suburbia said...

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Tatersmama said...

Omigosh.. how utterly precious!
There's no doubt in my mind, that God understands exactly what your little guy is saying.
None at all!

Girl, I would just love to hear this, so do you have a recorder?
No.. never mind, we might get recordings of their oooh's and ahh's at your long wees! LOL!

Yu know.. when I was young, I used to picture God as John Wayne... mainly because of the "hollywood be thy name" I think.
;-)

Ladybird World Mother said...

ww - here's hoping... it'll make him laugh, anyway!
Trasha - he is an Extremely Advanced Young Man. latin, here we come!
BD - glad you used to get confused too... me as well. After I have heard Youngest now doing the same thing, I think I should tell him what its all about... but it sounds SO SWEET!!
Suburbia - have done, and hoping you explain EXACTLY what I need to do... not good at techno stuff, as you know!
Tatersmama - would so love to record him, but as you say, so rightly, dont want ANYONE hearing me wee!! Love the thought of God as John Wayne... so lovely!!!! xx

JenJen said...

Stopping by via Matthew's new diggs.
I love your ability to translate kidspeak into print. LOVE IT.

Maggie May said...

That is so beautiful. Almost brought tears to my eyes.God understands perfectly.

Robynn's Ravings said...

Who could EVER say it better than that? Be still, my heart.........tear.....

Granny on the Web said...

This is so delightful... I remember mine when they were young sounding the same. Never thought of writing it down... well I may have, but there was no blogging in those far-off days, and slips of paper get lost.

Love Granny

Liska said...

that put tears in my eyes and a huge lump in my throat