For awhile, prayers made Elijah cry. I'm not sure why, but I think it was because any way you slice it - we were delaying his eating.
But now? He's consistently bowing his head while we pray. I know, because I always peek to see what he's doing.
When we say, "Amen" he lifts his head and smiles the biggest smile - probably because he knows it's time to eat. Either way, it's nice to have him participate with us more. He's taking part, noticing social customs, wanting to do what we do and wanting to please us.
And I do too.
*Dear Grandpa John, I edited this to read supper instead of dinner just for you. You're welcome.