Weeeeee… Ash Wednesday!

It was lovely, having dinner as a WHOLE FAMILY tonight! (We just got back from our trip to see my parents.) This week we’ve been talking about how we’ll observe Lent this year, and have come up with the following:

Dad:  No ice cream or chocolate.

He:  “Both? Do I really need to do both?”
Me:  “I will if you will.”
He:  *sigh* “Okay, then.”
Me:  “That’s the spirit!”

Me:  No ice cream or chocolate. Plus my “Forty-Day House Re-Treat”

Christopher.  Will not smack his sister. Oh, and the candy thing.

Sarah.  Will not yell at mom. Since brother can’t smack, may yell at brother instead. 😉

As a family:  Read together one story from my new book, “My Big Book of Catholic Bible Stories.”  (Give you any ideas?! 🙂

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About hsaxton

Heidi Hess Saxton is an adoptive parent of two children, and converted to Catholicism in 1994. She is adoptive parent columnist at CatholicMom.com and CatholicExchange.com. She also writes for the Parenting Channel at AnnArbor.com. In her spare time, she is finishing up her Master's thesis at Sacred Heart Major Seminary in Detroit.

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