“Are you going to blog today?” he asked me.
“I hope so,” I said.
“You know…it’s been a week.”
(sigh) Yes. I know.
Last Wednesday, I took Sarah Reinhard’s booklet, Welcome Baby Jesus, to church to show the DRE. It’s not too early to be thinking about Advent, and I recommend her Advent and Christmas Reflections for Families. My family used it last year, in text form only, and I think Ligori did a great job with the artwork to make it as visually appealing as it is spiritually appealing.
I go to church on Wednesdays because Fritz has CCD on Wednesday evenings. Fritz asked about the booklet, and I explained that Mrs. Reinhard, whom he has met more than once, wrote it. She even signed my copy. I feel very special.
“Wow. I know someone who has written a book,” he said. He’s even breathed the same air.
“I know several people who have written books,” I told him. I’m not going to even start dropping names now for fear that I will leave somebody out.
Fritz seemed even more impressed. That’s right, kid, I know people.
“In fact, I would like to write a book. I have several ideas, but I don’t have any time. I think I’ll put you all in school so I have all day long to sit and write. Is that ok with you?”
“What? Why not? Shouldn’t I have personal fulfillment? Shouldn’t I be allowed to pursue my dreams?”
“That’s what Saturdays and Sundays are for.”
(sigh) Thwarted. Stymied. If only I didn’t need sleep.