I don't have the resources for Pinterest-style Catholic home education these days, but I do try to mark the feast days in the small ways I can. Today Chris and I split Masses, with me (and baby) going at 7:00 a.m. and him (and two oldest) going at 7:00 p.m. In between was a regular school day, lots of bike riding, and baking of a butter brickle cake.
|A Marian table setting for dinner|
When Daddy and the bigger kids left for evening Mass, I sat down the younger ones to teach them the hymn "Immaculate Mary," my having realized that, as is common in large families, I used up my best material on the first round of kids and forgot about the second round. My 2- and 4-year-olds apparently hadn't even heard of this hymn, so we sang it several times together and Margaret asked me to sing it one more time. She loved it so.
Afterward we enjoyed cake, which is the go-to way to let little Catholic kids know that today is Important.
Margaret (4) said, "You don't know what fun my mouth is having right now!"
Also today, we watched "St. Bernadette of Lourdes" (Navis Pictures) and "Story of Mary" (Promultis Media) to fill in where I lack.
Mary the Immaculate, pray for us!