But this morning at breakfast, as we ate our muffins, the children asked again and I said, "Our family gave up desserts as part of our Lenten sacrifice, so I don't feel comfortable making a pie today. Maybe we could make it on Sunday, one day late."
By muffins for breakfast, I mean Coffee Cake Muffins . . .
Mary immediately inquired, "But Mama, what about these? They're dessert."
All eyes turned on me silently and waited for an answer.
I thought grumpily, "Who is catechizing these children?! Harumph!"
Yeah, well, that would be me.
I decided to change the subject by announcing that I would read aloud the saint of the day, St. Maud, Queen while they finished eating their muffins.