My cousin, Kathy, bought Frank an awesome birthday present, “My Little Prayer Buddy.” He’s a stuffed lamb about the size of a large rabbit, covered in tufted velour fleece, with brightly colored ears and legs. When you push his front foot, a sweet little voice recites one of three prayers, “Our Father,” “Hail Mary,” or “Glory Be.” Although I had seen stuffed animals that play, “Now I lay me down to sleep …”, I had never seen a toy quite like this before.
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Kathy said Frank’s Prayer Buddy would help him learn the rosary. And she’s right. Though Frank still only says one thing, “DaDa,” Collin has taken a liking to the Prayer Buddy and mumbles along with each prayer before bed. I say by the end of summer he’ll have “Glory Be” down and may be able to pray a decade of the rosary by Christmas.
My Little Prayer Buddy is available here.