We went to the Baccalaureate Mass at our high school last night, and I took the opportunity to wear a really comfy Old Navy dress.
It's black, so I had to add a pop of color (which upped the modesty factor too) with a pink tank top and some pink/orange sandals (not these, but I would have worn these if I had them!).
|I really need a new pose.|
I'm updating to add the kid's Mass behavior for Grace's new Sunday Best linkup.
Well, when we got to the Baccalaureate Mass about ten minutes early, the cry room was already filled to the brim...with adults. Normally I can't stand seeing childless adults in the cry room, but this was due to the sheer number of students and their families and all of the faculty that were there. And really, who can get mad when a Mass is standing room only? Jesus is awesome!
Some of our nice co-workers could see that we had our "hands full" and politely offered to give up their seats, but that would mean us splitting up and neither of us wanted to take the almost-two year old on our own. Because, ummm, hello, he's our fifth child and we know better.
So instead we stood at the back of the church and watched Xander dip his hands in the Holy Water and bless himself until his head was wet (but he was being quiet!) and counted the number of times he tried to run up the aisle (only twice!). He consumed cheerios, fruit snacks, a sippy cup, a squeezable fruit pack, and finally some candy all in efforts to keep him quiet. He still acts like the mayor when it's time for the Sign of Peace, and cracked up all our fellow standees-in-the-backsies as he went from one to another giving "PEESH".
As soon as Phil received Communion, you can bet he walked outside with Xander faster than all the better Catholics could judge him (note: never judge the actions of a tired parent of toddlers at Mass). I waited with the four older and well-behaved children (seriously they are so good and easy) and we treated them to a frosty from Wendy's after.
Only because he told me he wasn't singing at Mass because he was practicing for being an Altar Server. And because he had to go to the bathroom, but at least it was before Mass started.
Also, as usual.
Because she kept purposefully standing over the AC vent and having Marilyn Monroe moments with her dress.