Melanie and I have taught Isabella to pray a Hail Mary whenever she hears a siren, on behalf of the person or people the emergency workers are going to help. It’s something we’ve picked up from my siblings and their kids.
Isabella’s now to the point where she does it on her own, even if she’s by herself in the other room. And while she what says is recognizable as a Hail Mary, it comes out a little mixed up.
“Full of grace. Womb. Jesus. Mother of God. Death.”
Melanie calls it “Isabella’s Hail Mary Salad”. Still, not bad for a two-year-old.