1. The other day, Camille snuggled up against me in bed and said, "Mom, who is Jesus's mommy?"
"Mary," I said.
"No, JESUS'S mom!"
"No, Mary is the Mother of GOD. Who is the mother of JESUS?"
Oh. I explained that Jesus is GOD and the Holy Spirit- the Three in One. It was hard to explain and I really bumbled through it. Afterwards, she looked thoughtful and then said, "Does God have a wife? Is Mary His Wife?"
Uhhhh.... hey, kids! Let's ask the priest!
2. I'm having another "Damn, I adore our community" moment. Our parish is not without its faults but the VBS program this year is awe-some. It's Cat-Chat, so SUPER CATHOLIC. The newsletter that comes home talks about how they taught the children that the Eucharist is the REAL PRESENCE of Jesus. I know, I know I shouldn't be surprised that a Catholic Church is teaching Catholic stuff to our young children... but you would be surprised at the things that sometimes go on. In our little souless suburb, we have nice conservative parish and I am so thankful for that!
3. For the past few days, I have been writing, cleaning and watching the TV I want to watch. Monday it was "The Hunger Games." Tuesday, "The King's Speech." I had forgotten how awesome that movie is. I need to menu plan and get some little ducks in a row too but it is so nice to do that in peace and quiet, knowing no one is destroying something.
4. It was raining Monday and Tuesday so I suggested the kids get out the board games. Bad idea. They love Sorry! and I hate that stupid game. Hate. it. It's so boring and you have to wait forever for the game to really start. Then when it does, they use the "sorry" cards to harass each other. It always ends with yelling, tears and bloodshed. No, thanks.
5. I read The Fault in Our Stars. It is a very well written book. It's short but not a quick or mindless read. And it left me both uplifted AND depressed. I do recommend it, but I think every book should be sold with a box of tissues and chocolate.
6. Some Surf for you:
35 Things You Learn from being a Lifeguard
Black Dog Days: How to deal with depression- A Catholic view of mental illness
7. And last but not least: I am pleased to announce the birth of Rainbow Doodle, my newest nephew. He was born at a healthy and respectable 39 weeks and is a giant chunk with fat kissable cheeks and black hair. I cannot wait to get my hands on him and smell him!