Do you notice something rather strange about my attire this week?
Check out that neckline! That is NOT a nursing-friendly dress!
But I was able to wear it this week because I left the babies at home with Andrew and took John Paul and Cecilia to the 8:30 on my own.
See, the babies wake up anywhere from 5-7. Which means by about 8 or 8:30, they're exhausted and ready for naps. But the only Mass we can make is the 8:30, since Andrew has rehearsal for his noon Mass at 10:30. So this week, instead of trying to placate fussy babies the entire Mass, we just let them sleep.
Dress: Newport News from college - it's a lot snugger than it was back then, but I can still zip it up so it's a win!
Shoes: DSW repeats
Blazer: Benneton (also college - can't button it but who cares?)
Jewelry: A gift from a sweet sweet student (I could wear dangly earrings to Mass because I had no babies pulling at them!!!)
I promised the big kids sausage biscuits at McDonald's if they were good. For once, we had NO yelling, NO fighting, NO need to threaten to take either of them out. And while they didn't necessarily pay attention or pray the whole time, they were far less distracting than they usually are!
John Paul: B+ - had to yank him away from the priest after Communion because he was trying to convince Father that it was time for an impromptu first communion...
Cecilia: B+ - started to inch out of the pew while looking at me, daring me to scold her. Came right back in when I threatened her with a loss of her treat.
One of the prayer intentions was for couples to be willing to have large families - that was the one time that I wished we had the twins with us, just to be a witness to the whole large family thing. But I think at this point we're a less-than-ideal witness at Mass, since we're usually so frazzled and snappy at the kids because they're craaaaaaazy!
Now off to cook all day for a party this afternoon - hopefully the rain holds off so we can grill!
Tomorrow begins the first day of July, my pants-free month - want to join me in the challenge?
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