Sunday, October 26, 2008

Sleeping in Church

My wonderful husband let me sleep until 8:30 this morning! I can't remember the last time I slept that late! I woke up with more energy than I've had in a long time. It was a beautiful morning! Clear, blue sky and about 58 degrees. I ran around the house opening windows so the fresh air could circulate. Dan made the kids breakfast while I changed beds, dusted ceiling fans and folded laundry. I was really on a roll this morning so Dan and I decided we would go to the 6pm mass instead of our regular 10am.
The kids played outside all day. They rode bikes, dug a huge hole in the front yard and got good and dirty. This called for baths all around before dinner....which a wonderful friend brought (Thanks, NancyF.!!). Then, we got ready for church.
I knew as soon as we sat down in the pew the girls were never going to make it. They were fidgety and cranky. Olivia is especially wiggly because deep down inside, she knows if she stops moving...she'll fall asleep. She avoids this at all costs. Finally, they both succumbed at the offertory and were out cold! This was no problem...until the Eucharistic Prayer. They both began to snore in unison.....during the most quiet and important part of mass! Dan was holding Amelia and I had Olivia. We had to keep readjusting them to get them to stop snoring! It was hilarious. At one point, Olivia let out such a loud snort that the entire church turned to look!
This is clearly why we make the morning mass our usual routine!

Funny thing the time we got home....they were wide awake and as I sit here and type this post at 9:42pm....Olivia is laying right beside me....smiling and looking at a book. And to think...all this because I got to sleep in!!

1 comment:

Therese said...

lol your post made me laugh. We usually go to church on Saturday night but our children are past falling asleep. I haven't ever had them snoring in church though.