I’d Like to Celebrate This Moment With a Little Song…

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The Boy left for Scout Camp this weekend. He'll be gone for an entire week.Summer Camp... and the parents of the world rejoiced.The Boy, pictured doing some weird squat-y thing.Thank you to everyone who helped make this trip possible.You guys are seriously awesome. … [Read more...]

The Superiority of the Convert Catholic…

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... I like to think converts are a special type of Catholic, and I'm not just saying that because I'm one. Converts intentionally seek out Catholicism and ultimately choose a faith that others are born to. Sometimes choosing Catholicism comes at a great price for the convert and much effort is required -- like in my case, two years of touchy feely kumbaya RCIA and one ex-husband. Those cradles take all that for granted. They don't know how easy they have it made.Only my poor son is a … [Read more...]

Halloween for Lazy People and the Crafty Challenged…

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... Like everything else in my life, I wait to the last minute to post some Halloween stuff that probably could have been useful last week. You know, food treats to take to a party or your kid's class -- stuff even I can't ruin.And just look at these super cute costume's for All Saint's Day. I love them all.It pays to plan ahead. However, if you find yourself in a pinch or not quite that crafty, might I recommend a St. Sebastian costume. All you need are some Nerf gun darts, … [Read more...]

Glad It’s Him And Not Me…

... I don't mind camping. I actually enjoy it. I enjoy it more so in an air conditioned RV with running water and comfy beds. I'm the girl that packs lip gloss and eye liner in her backpack. I love being outdoors, I just like to look fabulous while being out there... you know, in case I get lost and need to be rescued by that handsome and totally single forest ranger or airlifted out [which is more likely due to my chronic and debilitating clumsiness] by the equally handsome and available … [Read more...]

Catholic Nerdom…

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... The Boy has been altar serving two years now. Two years; it's hard to believe how quickly it all flies by. Last night he learned he got a promotion of sorts. He is no longer the lowly torch bearer. That position is for the newbies. No, now he is training for the position of cross bearer/ book bearer/ bell ringer.Upon hearing the news of his advancement, The Boy declared "Huzzah! I leveled up!".This from the child that kicked, wailed, and screamed when I made him start serving. … [Read more...]

Ah. America’s Favorite Pastime…

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... You wanna know what it's like to watch kids play baseball? More specifically, your child play baseball.Let me break down.The other team has boys on first and second. The kid up to bat hits a line drive straight to your kid in left center field. Your kid catches the hit and throws it to third like a boss. And the kid on third ... yeah, he catches the ball alright. And proceeds to throw the ball to first. Without even touching the base or tagging the runner.And I was like ... … [Read more...]

Reasons Not To Let Kids Have Holy Water…

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... Our poor cat. First there was the baptism by full immersion. Now my son is performing exorcisms, convinced the cat is possessed.Pretty much any excuse to throw water on a cat. … [Read more...]

The mind of a boy…

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... So I was sitting around the dinner table talking Catholic shop with The Boy when I mentioned Castel Gandolfo. To which he replied in a thunderous voice..."You shall not pass-o!" … [Read more...]

A Ten Year Old’s Take on Peter Jackson’s, The Hobbit…

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... For my son's tenth birthday yesterday I took him to see The Hobbit. If the previous Lord of The Rings movies were any indication, there is a lot of walking in The Hobbit. Roughly two hours of walking. It was during one of the many grand and lengthy walking scenes that my son leans over and wonders out loud, "Why doesn't Gandalf just summons those giant birds of his and be done with it?"Which naturally reminded me of this...And at the end, well sort of the "end" [spoiler alert] … [Read more...]


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