On Sunday we took the kids to mass as we always* do. As Catholics, this past week was really exciting with the election of the new Pope. As Catholics with kids in a parochial school it was even more exciting because the kids were really into learning about the different Cardinals and trying to guess who would be the next leader of the church. According to Scorch, each class bet on who the winner would be (Scorch’s money was on Cardinal from Africa). Scorch’s excitement carried over to mass this weekend as he vowed to pay closer attention to what was going on.
I was all for that until the questions started:
1) Mom, what’s a prostitute?
2) Why did Jesus go to hell for 3 days? Who usually goes to hell?
3) Why isn’t Father married? Can’t priests get married?
Really, kid? Really? You start paying attention for the first time in 6 years and these are the questions you start with? I think we’ll stick with the nursery until I’m old enough to answer his questions!
*90% of the time.