Friday, February 8, 2008

First Friday of Lent

Julie and I were IM'ing each other earlier today and I asked if she had packed lil man's lunch today. She said no and asked why. I reminded her that it was Friday and it is Lent. The school lil man attends, while Christian, is not Catholic and is not following the Lenten guidelines for fasting.

Later, just before lunch, we were at the school to take him his swim trunks. He had forgotten them at my house and spent last night at his mom's house. No, I did not make him a PB&J. It just did not occur to me at the time. I had blinked or something since Juls and I had talked about lunch.

Mrs. M, the school secretary was amused.

Today is the day the kids get burgers for lunch from a local hamburger joint. Lil man, who evidently is much brighter than either his mom or his grandma, said that he could not have a burger because it is Friday and it is Lent. The school tried to call us but could not reach either of us by phone. Lil man said not to worry about it and that he would just have 2 milks instead.

The burger joint, when told of the problem, said that it was not a problem. They would make a grilled cheese just for him.

I love this town. I love that the non-Catholic school he is attending tried to make it right. I love that the burger joint made it right.

I especially love that this child, this child of my heart, is so very grounded in his faith and so determined to do good. I am so proud of him today.

7 comments:

The Rotten Correspondent said...

How wonderful that everyone tried to make it right for him. And that they actually did it.

Does my heart good to hear stuff like that.

Kim said...

I love hearing stories where a school is all about what's best for the kiddo! Life as it should be!

The Rotten Correspondent said...

award at my place...

Megnificent said...

What a good little boy. And yay for Mr. Burger!

bermudabluez said...

Terrific! You should be proud of the little guy!!

Junebug said...

Gosh that is cool!

anglophilefootballfanatic said...

Oh, that's wonderful that he owned up to it at his age!

 
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