So, typically, in church you are quiet, no? And you attempt to pass this little unwritten rule on to your children.
Attempt being the key word.
For the most part, I feel ok about a phrase or two being mumbled in a voice slightly above a whisper. However, today, both of my small people decided to speak their minds.
Coop was first. Both kiddos decided they HAD to go to the bathroom at the same time. Coop is potty-training, so going to the potty is a big deal. A big deal Coop just had to share with the entire congregation, during one of the most silent portions of the Mass.
As we walked back to our seats (everyone else was seated), he spotted Daddy, took off running and yelled, “I WENT POTTY!” Fortunately everyone chuckled. I turned three shades of pink, smiled and shrugged my shoulders. What can a potty training mom say?
Delaney, not to be outdown in the non-whispering department, waited until later in the service. As people are processing to the front for Communion (we are Catholic – and ‘Communion’ is symbolically recieving the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ), Delaney – who doesn’t miss a thing, turns to me and indignantly bellows, “Did you see that older girl? How come she gets to have Christ and I don’t? I want Christ, too!” Delaney can’t ‘have Christ’ until her First Communion in second grade. Of course, I was laughing too hard to tell her that at the time.
Maybe next week, we can get back to the whole whispering thing.