Saturday, September 15, 2007
A Slice of Life
Recently my daughter, Mary-Catherine went into her brother Joseph's bedroom to feed his tortoise since Joseph is away at college. I had previously stripped Joseph's bed to put fresh sheets on but was not in a hurry to do so since Joseph is away. When Mary-Catherine saw Joseph's bed looking so empty she came out and said to me, "Mom, can you please put some sheets on Joseph's bed - it looks so depressing!" Awwe, she misses him. And so do we all!
On a funnier note, one time recently when we were on our way home from an evening weekly Mass, my daughter, Mary-Catherine and I chatted a bit in the car and then Mary-Catherine decided to listen to her music on her IPod for a few minutes before we got home. As she put her music on, I made the Sign of the Cross because I was about to begin a Rosary. Mary-Catherine instinctively started to make the Sign of the Cross too after seeing me peripherally, even though she was starting to listen to her music. Then she suddenly turned to me to say, "Mom! That's not a Catholic Church!" We had just passed a Baptist church and Mary-Catherine for an instant was thinking that I thought I should bless myself while passing that church. I laughed and told her that I was just blessing myself because I was starting a Rosary!