We have an icon corner where we say family prayers and I have a 9 year old son and 3 1/2 year old daughter that simply can't wait for evening prayers! We have a system where they each take turns blowing out the vigil lamp (which of course for my 3 year old is one of the highlights)..but of course they always forget whos turn it is and usually get into an argument over it
Then, there is the constant kissing of the icons which almost always leads to a near fall of one of the icons from the wall or icon stand...not to mention how many close calls of spilling the oil in the vigil lamp. Oh...and of course they want to be anointed with oil for EVERYTHING from a tummy ache to a cut.
We have a small paper with the names of those we are praying for which my son reads aloud and my daughter HAS to be the one to pick it up and hand it to him...
But I can totally relate...the joy of seeing my kids enjoy and look forward to prayer is hard to descrive unless you are a parent trying to raise kids in these troubled times.
Lord bless our offerings!