Our Facebook group member, and my daughter-in-law, Kim Halvorson, shared this anecdote:
Our daughters were cleaning their room, this is also when we routinely throw out the “papers” that accumulate in a 1st grader’s space, when one of them came out with a booklet. She looked at me and said, “Papa, gave this to me and said I could have it. May I please keep it?” She handed over a small booklet of the catechism. I told her that she should absolutely keep it and put it somewhere safe. Her next question was, “Is it ok if I keep it in my Bible?” I couldn’t think of a better place!
Member of our Facebook group, Laura Enerson Castro, shared this, and I am calling it a Mom Moment. With her permission, it is shared here also.
I thought I’d share our latest attempt at teaching our 3.5 year old. Yesterday at breakfast I went through the first two petitions of the Lord’s Prayer. He wiggled and squirmed and talked to himself, I got frustrated and plowed through. No way was he listening. At supper my husband was home and asked him what he learned. “I learned that God is our Father in heaven and that we can ask him and pray to him.” I almost jumped out of my seat!
We need to hear more of these Mom Moments, and experiences of fathers too. It would be especially helpful to share “the how” of what people are doing to teach the Catechism. Lots of people would like to know what others are doing or trying.