We sit with our daughter and son-in-law and three boys (6 year old, almost 4 year old, and 19 month old) at church. I'm careful to keep the favorite manipulative kitty book stowed until after we partake of the sacrament, the most sacred part of our Sunday worship.
I didn't dare include a recent favorite book in my church bag knowing that it would elicit multiple animal sounds from our accomplished 19 month old who loves to quack, oink, meow, and bark as each animal climbs atop the horse. So imagine my surprise when I heard our 19 month old, sitting in Grandpa's lap repeating, "Baa, baa," during the sacrament (communion) portion of our service this past Sunday!
It seems that I had neglected to notice the sheep in our new book about the names of Jesus Christ. But I posit that it is good to be reminded of The Good Shepherd and Lamb of God when we're at church.
Here's the illustration that prompted sheep sounds from our little animal lover (from the book, This Is Jesus Christ, illustrated by Mallory Fiso).