Sunday, December 12, 2010
Am I a bad Catholic?
We didn't wait this year. After being snowed in yesterday, frozen in today, with activities for which my kids have been planning and practicing for months canceled AND to have the hubby get three, yes three, job offers last week, each on a different feast day (St. Ambrose, Immaculate Conception and St. Juan Diego), we decided to put up the tree last night. We couldn't go and celebrate. The kids couldn't do their activities. We needed something.
One of our holiday traditions is for the kids to sleep under the Christmas tree. This is so important to my kids. We move all the furniture around and put down sleeping bags and pillows. All but the one year old slept there all night (or most of it - five year old was up until 1:00am because he was so excited.)
So, I may be a bad Catholic for not waiting a little closer to Christmas. But, it was because He has already delivered so MUCH joy this Advent season that we couldn't wait to say ooh and aah (or as the one year old says, "OOOH pretty!") as we wait in joyful hope of the coming of Our Lord!