Lent starts tomorrow! Didn't we just get done with Christmas???? Time flies when you are preoccupied...
Yesterday I spent some time making this calendar for the kids to count down the days until Easter.
Each day there is something for them to count. For each thing they count, they put the corresponding amount of pennies into the Alms Jar to present to the church on Easter week. I saw a similar calendar idea elsewhere and thought this would be a good way to start to introduce the kids to alms-giving in a real tangible way. We will also pray the rosary for particular needs, fast on Fridays, abstain from sweets and treats, attend Mass one extra day a week (Latin Mass on Wednesday evenings until we move), and follow along with the Holy Heroes Advent Adventure.
Anthony in particular is enjoying all these activities. When I woke him for school this morning, he groaned and mumbled, "But I want to do hoooooomeschool." Soon enough.
For today, we're celebrating in a very solemn way (yeah uh huh sure) the last day of sweet and treat freedom with homemade Cream Puffs.