I got several comments back in this post asking me to post one of Jack's original bedtime prayers. I wasn't fortunate enough to be home for this one, but my husband told me all about it. I was really sorry to have missed it in person.
Here's the context: Hubby was doing the bedtime routine and found some change on his dresser. He gave it to Jack to put in his piggy bank. Jack took the money, looked at hubby & said, "Actually, dad, I wanna put it in the poor boy box" (the Lenten rice bowl).
Impressed, hubby replied, "OK, sure, we can do that!" So they went downstairs to the kitchen and put the money in the "poor boy box."
Afterwards, they were saying prayers and it came time for "Jack's prayer." (He says his own original every night after the usual Catholic prayers.) He told hubby he wanted to pray for the poor boys. Hubby told him that was a great idea, since they had just put money in the box for them.
Jack proceeded to pray something like this, "Dear God. Please give the poor boys money so we don't have to keep wasting ours."
Hmmm... I guess we have to work on the meaning of the rice bowl.