Thursday, January 19, 2006

You know what's not fair?

So Audra and I are with Hope last night, in her room, doing our shortened rule for Evening Prayers with her, and I'm trying to focus on the Trisagion Prayers or whatever I happened to be on, and I notice a little snickering coming from Audra, who's holding Hope. I look over and see, basically, what you're seeing to the right here. She not only has this onery grin on her face, but has reached over and grabbed my shirt sleeve and, with all the eloquence she can muster, declares the following:

"Aaaaah? AAAAAAAah! Nnn-GUH!"

We, of course, had to fight to keep from giggling through the benediction, but I, for one, would like to know exactly how one is supposed to clear one's mind and focus on the All-Holy Trinity when this little stinker is up to stuff like this. Makes me realize why bishops and monks are childless...


Raoul The Destroyer said...

Ah, yes... the wonderful ways that children destroy our spiritual lives. The little monsters. So cute... so adorable... so hell-bent on forcing us to always focus all of our energy and efforts on them. Selfish little beasts. ;)

What was it that Paul said about desiring to "spare us the trouble" of getting married? You think that included kids? :)

Seriously, though, she's dangerously cute. You should see if you can medicate that.

Mimi said...

Well, as a mom, I can't tell you how many times when my kids were little I was told by my preist that taking care of your child is your Liturgical work.

Smiles, giggles, cries and those incredible hugs and all!

She's so adorable.

Rhology said...

Man, she's already speaking Spanish?
That's great!

Or was that Gregorian chant? ;-)

Stacy said...

That was like the cutest post I've ever read.

Can't wait until it happens to me.

God willing.