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Tuesday, November 15, 2011

That Holy Man..

We decided to put Gracie into a Catholic school system..

Some may agree, some may disagree,, that's fine.
I still don't even agree with the decision that I made some days. It is what it is though.

The main reason that we decided to go with this school is because her older 2 cousins go there. I knew that they would watch out for her and if she ever needed anything they would both be right there.

The second reason was because I really do think that its a good thing to give her some sort of religious start.. A base.. When she gets older she can decide what she believes and what she doesn't.

Anyway, Gracie is in a Catholic school system, and I have to say, it's pretty darn cute.

She comes home saying little prayers, singing little songs, and it's super cute..

I've also learned that this can work to my benefit..

While in Walmart a few weeks ago (Don't Judge, they had good sales) we were in trapped in an aisle with a bunch of crazy "couponers". I'm sure you've all been in that situation before.
I was literally trapped between shoppers who were too busy "price matching" to notice that I needed through.. too busy to hear my polite "excuse me".

At that time, Gracie, like a gift from God, started singing "HALLELUJAH, PRAISE THE LORD", out loud!

That sure got their attention.. I was a little embarrassed, but couldn't help but laugh. As I looked around at the shoppers, i saw some smiles, a scowl, and one lady was looking at us like we had 3 heads..
Within seconds, a path was made for us to continue with our shopping and as we walked away, Gracie finished up with "In the name of the father, the son, and the holy spirit, AMEN!"

PRICELESS!! She couldn't have had any better timing..

It was that day that I decided I'm very happy with my decision. Not because she can save me in horrible shopping situations, but because it's really cool that at 3.5 years old, she can already pray to God. I don't care what anyone says, that is a great thing to have.

I have a feeling we'll have some more moments of religious comedy, and if they get really good, I'll start a separate page for it, but I'll end with my favourite one to date:

The other day, Gracie was telling me that she had new prayers. When I asked her to say one for me, this is what she said..

I'M SEXY AND I KNOW IT" (breaks out dancing)

(Thank GOD she didn't sing "wiggle, wiggle, wiggle, wiggle, wiggle) (For those of you that know the song, and or video, you'll understand that comment)

Yep, we're going to fit in with the catholic system perfectly!!

Have a great day ladies!!


RoryBore said...

Isaiah 11:6 - The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid; and the calf and the young lion and the fatling together; and a little child shall lead them. (KJV)

Good for her! I love it when my kids have these moments. My 2 year old yells "GRACE! GRACE!" the other day when we started to eat our meal at McDonalds. She grabbed my hand, bowed her head...and simply waited. It was a proud mommy moment.

Lizbeth said...

I love it!!!

The Lint Trap said... takes a headful of prayers to get out of walmart with your wits still intact.

My husband went to Catholic schools through 8th grade and he swears he is smarter than me. Not sure if it is true but he def believes it! hahaha.

Caffeinated OC Mommy said...

LOL! Oh my goodness Darling, never a dull moment with children like Gracie around! Glad to see you're in a better place... come see me when you have a moment and pick up your award... xoxo

Shell said...

She has great timing!

LOL @ her prayer!

Rachel Howells said...

I think you made the right decision and I couldn't agree more with your reasoning. The added benefit of a religious start is you can use God as a backup in discipline situations. It works quite well, except of course when it occurs to them: "I don't have to listen to you, I only have to listen to God."

Great post! :-)


Bestfoodies said... sweet and cute and came in very helpful at a good time too :).... Teaching them about God and religion can never start to early and the fact that you are already open to her making her own choices in later years says a lot.

menopausal mama said...

This is hysterical! You know the saying, "Kids say the darndest things..!' This is so true in your daughter's case. When my kids were young, they said some pretty crazy stuff out loud and left me a bit red in the face! Thanks for sharing the funny blog post!

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