Our Grocery Store Good Samaritan: Making a connection between everyday life and our Catholic faith

Last Thursday, the kids and I went to the grocery store to pick up a few things we had forgotten on our previous shopping adventure. During the checkout process, the groceries ended up in a different cart, which left no room for the kids. As I struggled to corral two shopping carts, a man and his young son approached us and offered to help. I gladly accepted. As we pushed the carts out to the truck, I explained to my kiddos that the man and his son were our Good Samaritans that day, that they saw we needed help and decided to do something about it. We were all very thankful and expressed our gratitude to the man and his son with great enthusiasm. (more…)

She Who Nurses Dragons

Apparently one of Matthew’s toy dragons injured his foot yesterday. I’m guessing the culprit was a hard landing or something of that sort. Matthew told me about the dragon’s hurt foot when I noticed him trying to comfort it. Matthew then asked me to nurse the dragon: “Mommy, nurse dragon, pwease, pwease, pwease!” I lovingly obliged, and Matthew dutifully burped his dragon afterward.


P.S. Thanks for sending over the dinosaurs, Alys. Adelaide LOVES them, too!

Picture it…

Picture it…9:15 p.m.

Matthew: Snuggle, Mommy.

Me: Snuggle, Matthew.

Matthew: Blanket please, Mommy. (I gently place Matthew’s blanket over him.) Thank you, Mommy.

Me: You’re welcome, Matthew. I’m going to roll over and try to get sister to sleep, but you let me know if you need anything.

Matthew: Okay, Mommy.

(A few moments later…I sneeze.)

Matthew (in a very sleepy voice): Bless you, Mommy.

Me: Thank you, Matthew.

Matthew: You’re welcome. (Snore, snore, snore.)

…so sweet… 🙂