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On Sunday, when I wrote about our discouraging experiences with our toddler at Mass, I had no idea I was writing on an "it" topic. It was simply prompted by the previous night's Mass and not some greater blog movement, but it feels nice to be contributing to an up-and-up topic. (It almost instantly became one of my most commented on posts to date, despite the glut of similar content around the web.) The same day I wrote my post, Dr. Gregory Popcak wrote about the same topic. Largely in response to another blog post. Which was the response to yet another. And in case you haven't gotten enough of the topic (or you've become disenchanted by some of the nasty comments on those posts) here's an older post from the perspective of non-parent who welcomes the distractions of young children: Your Screaming Children are Distracting Me.
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A sweet, sweet blog reader emailed me last week about a possible job opportunity for David! He's had a few phone interviews and may be flying out to interview in person next month. So exciting!
We are traveling out of state next week to visit family. When we lived in Indiana we got to be very close with David's cousin and her two kids. The oldest is celebrating his First Communion and while we are there I'm hoping to see my friend's new baby (only days old now).
Why oh why do vacations have to be so stressful? We're dreading the plane with Lucia. (Your best toddler on a plane tips, please!) Writing lesson plans and preparing to be gone is so much more difficult than just teaching myself. And David is working two jobs (subbing and Starbucks) on the three days before we leave, giving us little time to get ready. Boo.
Want to write guest posts for me to publish while I'm gone? I'd love you to! Email me with your ideas (email@example.com).
Anything worth doing is worth doing badly.
I was listening to Dr. Ray Guarendi on the Catholic radio station yesterday and someone called in asking for advice for reducing distractions while praying the rosary. That could have been me, but not only during the rosary, but also during Mass, etc., etc., etc. Anyway, Dr. Guarendi mentioned this quote by G.K. Chesterton and I thought it was pretty encouraging. I really don't know much about G.K. Chesterton other than the fact that I'm a terrible Catholic for not knowing anything about G.K. Chesterton, but every time I hear a quote by him, I like it. I'll read something by him someday.
David has been subbing at my school this week (and will be next week too). I love it! Driving to school together makes my mornings so much better (I am not a morning person). And teaching next door to a super cute teacher puts a pep in my step all day. I know many couples say they could never work together but I think we'd love it!
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