{ This is what it's like having boys }

There will be a video added shortly but long story short...

Living in Austin, Texas is something we love but there has been a bit of a drought for the last couple of years.  This past week we've been able to enjoy some rain on and off and last night's yielded some fun for our boys this morning.  Now, the normal routine for Fridays is either co-op and then mass or homeschool and then mass.  Well, today the four younger boys decided it was a good day to connect all the puddles in our backyard.  Our backyard has been run down to the ground (twice) and so we have no grass at this time - the price we pay for having very active kids who love to play (and don't get to watch much TV).  But I digress...

This morning's activity, as was relayed by Jenn, was to connect all puddles.  But the question was - do we let them or do we rein them in and make them get ready for mass.  I know many will disagree and some may be scandalized but I responded to Jenn's text with "let them play and enjoy God's creation" and so noon mass was off the table.  Thought being that these are boys being boys enjoying the gift of rain we received and playing.  They worked at something that they wanted to do.  Designed their project.  Worked together (sometimes a miracle in itself).  And just enjoyed nature.  It isn't mass ... but it has to be worth something and I would like to think maybe Mary and Joseph enjoyed seeing Jesus get a little messy too...

 

{ Deus Caritas Est }