Avery has a doll and a stuffed Pooh bear that she likes to have say the prayer too. Often Avery will call the dolly “Baby”, and Pooh “Daddy”. When she does this she has started calling me (since I’m Daddy and my name has been usurped by a stuffed toy) Grandpa Steve.
Avery has become quite demanding about saying prayers. It’s always her turn, which usually means that we tell her what to say, and then she repeats it. The other night she wanted the baby (her doll) to say the prayer, and she commenced to say it herself with no prompting from us. She thanked “Fadder” for the day, nursery, some of her friends, Mommy, Daddy and Grandpa Steve. I was just glad that I got included.
She also spelled out her first word tonight. She spelled “m-i-l-k milk!” in a baby book (she has the words memorized from the pictures). I was really proud until she spelled the next word “h-i-j-k-m-o-p apple!”