We made it to church today for the first time in what seemed like months.
It has been hard to get there with me being back at work, our smoking hot heat wave and various people around the house sleeping in.
I only like to go to 8:00am Mass; I find it more manageable with the boys.
Silly reason but I have a spirited 13 month old and a three year old who likes to randomly spew out lines from what ever his favorite movie is at the time.
The church we go to has a nice crying room, but today we stepped one foot inside and decided to sit in the regular pews. It was sweltering in there.
Our Priest likes to say it is "prayer conditioned" not "air conditioned."
Cute...but seriously hot in there.
I have to admit I was dreading sitting in the pews because I know my kids and they are not quiet, nor do they like to sit still.
I'm sure most children their age don't and I don't want to raise children that aren't willing to express themselves, but I can't help but feel guilty when I glanced around the church and saw children sitting quietly in the pews.
Sooo not my kids.
I started to sweat.
We sat in the very back row, strategically in case I needed to make a quick escape.
Everything seemed to be going well. I travel prepared with snacks, water, books, a quiet toy or two just in case.
I was trying to participate but I have to admit I usually have a hard time because I'm watching M and J.
The Priest had just finished his first prayer and all was quiet until a very loud "WOW" resonated through the church.
It was none other than my little J of course.
And what did I do?
Giggle uncontrollably, while hiding my face in M's hair.
M proceeded to discuss with himself the pros and cons of playing games before bedtime when you are really tired.
More smiles and suppressed giggles.
This is my life and I have to say I love it.
I say that as M is screaming madly beside me as his tower made from stacking circles crumbled off the desk. We have hit an interesting stage with him.
Frickin three and those limb flailing, mirror shattering screaming temper tantrums.
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