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!


Margaret Mary Myers said...

That's funny! Recently I had to do jury duty and spent hours sitting on wooden benches in a courtroom for the selection process. As we filed out, I...okay, only "almost"! I didn't really genuflect! :)

Donna-Marie Cooper O'Boyle said...

You are funny! But I can truly understand. :)

Tracy said...

Found your blog from Esther of "catholic mom in Hawaii" I am a Catholic stay at home mom with four kids, your blog is wonderful and a delight to read.. so glad I found it.

Donna-Marie Cooper O'Boyle said...

Hi Tracy!

Thanks for your visit. :) I'm glad you found me. Esther is an Angel with a capital "A!" Thanks so much for your kind words. Feel free to come back ofen for a visit. I also have another blog, "Daily Donna-Marie; A Dose of Inspiration" and a website, "DonnaCooperOBoyle.Com."

God bless!

Marie said...

There is an advert showing on TV here. I dont usually like adds but this one has a powerful message.

It shows children copying the behaviour of their parents..If the parents are swearing and losing their temper the children do the same.

Children DO follow their parents example.

How wonderful that your daughter copied your good example in making the Sign of the Cross.

Peace to you:)


Donna-Marie Cooper O'Boyle said...

Hi Marie,

YES, children do follow our example. That's why I promote praying in front of your babies and teaching your children to pray from a very young age (never forcing) so that it will become to them as natural as BREATHING!

God bless,

Anonymous said...

Like your blog..i have a Mary & a Katherine!

Donna-Marie Cooper O'Boyle said...

Thank you, Mrs. Jackie. :) Good names, huh? Mary and Katherine!

Butterfly said...

Read your Blog often and love it!


Donna-Marie Cooper O'Boyle said...

Hi Leona,

I'm so glad that you like it. :) Keep popping by to visit. I have book contests from time to time and I love to get visitor's opinions on things.

God bless!

Angie said...

I hope I can get to the day that my kids do it out of habit without me having to tell them. :)

That is a great story!