"You will be a better mom because you are a theologian, and a better theologian because you are a mom."

Is it true? In this blog, I explore the interplay and intersection of motherhood and theologianhood.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Hiring a Sitter

For the first time in our marriage, we hired a baby sitter (our previous dates so far have been due to the generosity of family and friends).

What was the important occasion, you might ask?

Easter Vigil, of course. Both Jeff and I wanted to go, but I was absolutely unwilling to wake up all three kids, pull them out of their beds, get them dressed and take them along. So we hired a friendly (Evangelical) high school kid to sit at our house so we could attend. When I went to pick her up, I explained that we were Church nerds and that we'd been waiting all Lent for this.

Patrick woke up while we were gone and did a bit of crying, but the sitter finally managed to get him back to sleep and avoided calling us in the meantime.

So it was a lovely date at Church, followed by cheesecake and Frangelico while putting together the kids' Easter baskets.


Jana Bennett said...

We did take our kids - L. fell asleep and of course, G. was one of the catechumens. It went about as well as could be hoped!

We celebrated afterward with chocolate and a bottle of wine, while we were making the kids' easter baskets. Cool...

Theologian Mom said...

Sounds good!

After taking the kids last year, which was not very prayerful for us, difficult for them and ultimately caused a huge argument, we were glad to share their Easter joy at the 8:00 a.m. Sunday Mass!

That's great that G. joined the Church on Easter!