Friday, May 27, 2011

Thank Goodness for Children

At this morning's mass, during the Eucharistic prayer, Bella is barely enduring it all, when suddenly, she perks up, whips her head around to me and asks with wonder, "Mama, did the priest just say Smurfs?!"

It was heartbreaking to have to tell her no, but so delightful to have been asked. Can I live in her world for awhile?


Karin McAdams said...

Am visualizing a nice, harmless something in the right breast.

Your Bella story makes me want some more information. Some Quaker meetings expect the kids, any age, to sit in Meeting, which can, of course, be totally silent. Most people are terrified to do this, so we have "First Day School," which has rewards but also drawbacks. Do your kids all sit in Mass? If so, does it work only because they do it from babyhood? What do you do to make it easier for them? Thanks!

Suzanne Di Silvestri said...

The kids under five generally go to the daycare instead of into mass with us. However, Bella and Tony like to go to daily masses with me ( they are much shorter than a Sunday mass) because it means special one-on-one time with mom, right on her lap. It is totally their choice to go with me as I almost always have an older child or two at home who can keep an eye on the little ones for me. But even choosing to go doesn't mean they don't get squirrely in the 11th hour!


Emily Aoun said...

Have I ever told you how much I love Bella??? ;) Thanks for the Bella story fix! She is just the cutest little thing EVER!!