Wednesday, March 09, 2011


So Lent starts today and I was talking about what to give up with Abbie. I did the whole explanation to remind us of what Jesus gave up and how it helps us remember that and the good stuff. I said sometimes people give things up and without missing a beat she says "you mean like socks mommy" I so thought we were over the sock thing, but apparently I was wrong. I talked about maybe I'd give up Diet Coke, and she said "no mommy that would be awful"

we agreed we'd say extra prayers every day rather than give something up. Seems like an ok compromise.

Sunday, March 06, 2011

So sweet

So it's been a crazy kind of weekend. Leave it to Abbie to remind me what it's all about. Today I took her to Sunday school at 9 followed by children's mass at 10:30 and she stayed with me during the noon mass where I was singing with the choir. I was prepared, back pack with a snack, crayons, paper and plenty of stuff to do. She was so good, quiet, respectful and I was so glad she was being so good. She slid me a drawing she had spent a LOT of time on, it was a picture of me and she had written -no one could love me the way you do mom- I was really glad I had some tissue in my purse.

It was a long time at mass, but I left with the perfect message.