Last week, I decided to give Max a day off from preschool. Instead, we had a lie-in, then went to Friday Mass. I don’t get an opportunity to bring him often, so I thought it would be a good idea.
As we sat waiting for Father Robert to start Mass, one of the regulars asked Max if he would like to ring the bell. Not the small hand held one, but the main one the whole parish hears (example in photo above). He agreed, so off he and Teddy went. He was so pleased with himself! Unfortunately, I didn’t have my phone with me, so couldn’t take a picture.
Once home, Max tried to bless me, by running his index finger across my forehead, in a horizontal line, but forgetting to do the vertical one, and said “For my Kingdom”. I chuckled on the inside, because he combined a few of the last words from the Lord’s Prayer with the Blessing (instead of receiving the Offering).
Needless to say, he’s looking forward to ringing the bells again – even though he couldn’t quite do so by himself. To be fair, I don’t think I would be able to either!