Getting “More Holier”

Car conversation with The Younger Boy:

“I’m so excited that I make my First Communion this year!” –Philip

“That is exciting!  Why are you looking forward to it?” –Me

“Because when I take Communion, I’ll be more holier.”

“Hmm…why do you say that?”

“Because Jesus will actually get inside me!  I’ll get to receive Him.”

The kid gets it.

Then, from the backseat, I hear:

“Shut up, John!” –Philip

“Philip!  You do not tell people to ‘shut up’.  That’s not nice!  You need Communion!”

“Yeah, I do!  I need Confession, too.” <giggling>

Lord, help me…


NyQuil, Insanity, and American Idol

Ah, a day in the life…

I’ve been having a really hard time sleeping lately, mostly due to an upper respiratory infection that I’ve had for about 2 weeks.  So, in my not-so-infinite wisdom, I took a NyQuil to sleep last night.  Oh, NyQuil.  The “nighttime, sniffling, sneezing, coughing, aching, fever, sleep better to feel better” medicine, right?

Have I mentioned that I have a very low tolerance to meds?  I don’t simply “wake up” after ingesting HighQuil–oops! I meant NyQuil–I actually have to slowly come out of a 13 hour coma.  Instead of sleeping like this:

I end up looking something like this:

And, she’s actually kind of cute.  For it to be an accurate representation, she’d have to have her mouth wide open, hair sticking straight out, and she’d be completely hanging over the side of the bed.  Seriously.

As I slowly came out of my medically induced coma, I realized it was lunchtime.  No big deal.  I wasn’t even remotely hungry.  Oh, wait–I have children.  Dang, they need to eat, don’t they?  Continue reading