Grace was helping me put some towels in the wash machine I walk away forgetting to start it. Grace walks out behind me.
G: I started it mom. You don’t need to, it’s already started.
Walking by the bathroom and seeing Kolbe put soap on his toothbrush.
Me: What are you doing?
K: Just washing my toothbrush. I do it every couple of days to keep it clean and help get rid of the germs. I tried to encourage Ethan to do it as well.
After Kolbe was done switching songs on the CD player.
E: This is the best song, it’s called peace and quiet.
Opening up my prayer book.
G: Once upon a time…Jesus went to Church.
Saying her night prayers.
G: Thank you Jesus for this day, the sunshine and the Eucharist.
K: I am kind of acting like a new student this year.
Me: Oh, how is that?
K: You know, I am not acting all goofy and silly, but much more mature like a third grader should act.
Grace meeting Caden in the hallway, turning around and proceeding to run after him.
G: Caden, stop!
Me: What is he doing? He is not doing anything to you.
G: Yes he is! He’s lyin’!!
In a bit of panic mode realizing that Grace is quiet.
Me: Grace, where are you?
G: I am at confession! In the laundry room going to confession, mom.
Asking the children to share at dinner what brings them joy. After everyone responds with a temporal good it is Grace’s turn.
G: Baby Jesus!