Just Another Day In Church

On Sunday we went to church like we always do. In an effort to keep my girls from bugging each other in church we sit like this in the pew: Youngest daughter, Me, Oldest daughter, husband. My husband and my oldest daughter have decided that my youngest daughter and myself are going to have to be separated from each other from now on.

My youngest daughter and I now have a running joke about Little Baby Jesus. Well we had another episode this time at church. We went to communion and came back and we were kneeling and being quiet for a change. My youngest daughter whispers to me: “The Communion tasted stale.” Before I could even stop to think these words came flying out of my mouth back at her: “Well at least you can tell it wasn’t the Little Baby Jesus Communion!” We both started laughing and luckily we were able to hold it in! My husband and my oldest daughter just looked at us and shook their heads!

So now we must be separated! I just don’t understand why!

Mardi Gras

Today is Mardi Gras or Fat Tuesday, which ever you prefer.

For us Catholics this is a celebration prior to the fasting season of Lent, which is the 40 days before Easter. During Lent we are supposed to give up something and we are to abstain from meat on Fridays.

This year I am giving up chocolate. Yes, you read that correctly! I am giving up chocolate! My youngest daughter is giving up candy and my oldest is giving up her after school eating binges. My husband never gives up anything. He thinks if he can abstain from meat on Fridays he has done well.

We always put in a rule that if we slip up we put a dollar in the Lent fund which we give to a charity. The charity is usually a Water Well program that my youngest daughter’s school participates in.

It looks like I will be celebrating Fat Tuesday by depleting my house of any chocolate. Wish me well!

My Daughter, The Nun

I have come to the conclusion that my youngest daughter is in line to become a nun.

This year at my daughter’s school they are required to do 20 hours of service for their religion class. A group of the 4th grader girls got together on their own and decided to go visit a nursing home. They got a teacher to sponsor them for this and asked for parents to chaperon them. So yesterday after school we went to a nursing home. The girls sang a bunch of Halloween songs and played a game of catch with the residents using balloons. Most of the girls were very timid and my youngest is usually very shy. I was shocked yesterday when she just took right to the residents. She had a blast with them and even asked me when she can go back.

This is just one example of why I think she is going to be a nun. There are many more!

This is a photo of a cross that she made from part of our old fence last year. It hangs in my bedroom.

She takes her Rosary beads with her every time we go to church and she says the Rosary. Now mind you, I never new how to do the Rosary until she taught me how!

Maybe she will not choose to become a nun, maybe she will just play one on TV instead! 

You Know…

You know your child goes to a Catholic School when you read the following in the weekly school newsletter:

Friday, is the Parent’s Luncheon.  Students who usually stay for lunch are invited to have their parents join them.  This is a Full Dress Uniform Day for all students.  We need empty wine bottles for decoration if you have any at home.

I couldn’t make that up even if I tried!!!