S: "You have to say those words first"
Me: "What words?"
S: "Those words that the man at Aunt Shirley's house said"
S: "Those words that Grandpa says before dinner"
And then it dawned on me that she was asking to say grace before dinner. After pausing to think about it, I explained to her that we don't really say those same words at our house, but I suggested that we can talk about what we are thankful for before we eat dinner...and that that is pretty much the same thing as saying grace.
So we started with Brian and he told us that he was grateful to have lots of work from his clients that day. I said I was grateful for my friends at work that day.
Then Sadie stated without hesitation, "I'm thankful for my long, beautiful, light-pink, light-purple, light-blue ponytail".
Someday love, someday....