It’s so exciting to start the Advent season. We’ve been lighting our wreath (almost) every night and I think we’ve finally managed to successfully convey to the kids that they are not allowed to light the candles. We tried that last year and it was *not* a good plan. Tears and peaceful Advent thoughts don’t really mix. I think we’ve also been able to keep the fighting over who gets to blow the candles out to a minimum. Who knew blowing out a candle was such a privilege?
So I haven’t been keeping up with blogging well lately. Life is busy. Plus, when you have this going through your head, it kind of erases any brain cells that could be put toward thinking about…well, anything.
The above video is the kind of thing our 2-year-old eats up. Children’s entertainment is a weird, weird world. There weren’t many options when our oldest was 2- it was either Raffi or Barney or the Wiggles. Now you have the Chipmunks (or is it the Chipmunkettes? I can’t tell because their voices are so dang high) singing Beyonce’s Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It). I’m not sure which option makes me want to run screaming more.
So the changes in the Mass? Everyone in our family agrees that we’re glad we’re so new to Catholicism because it’s been hard enough not slipping into the old responses and we can’t imagine having that ingrained for years and then having to adjust. I was at Mass today and the guy behind me was responding with the old liturgy very loudly and totally tripping me up. Grrrrr…. I’m not sure if he was protesting or if he genuinely didn’t know about the changes.
NOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!! Why? Just…why?
With the Advent season come all the fun events for the kids. Our girls will be singing in Lessons & Carols tonight at our parish and the kids are also gearing up for the Christmas play in a couple of weeks. Our son is pumped about his role as Gabriel.
Hey, if you’re into conversion stories, here’s another great one from a family who has just come into the Church. Yet another conversion that began with the issue of artificial contraception. Hmmmmm…. Incidentally, the Heldt’s daughter is having open heart surgery today so now would be a great time to pray for her!
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