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Crazy kiddos…..Lenten sacrifices

Mardi Gras dinner

Mardi Gras dinner

So the kids have been thinking a lot about their Lenten sacrifices. We typically divide Lent into 4 (10 day) sections. They like to pick something different for each section. It allows them to give up multiple things for a smaller period of time. The children have really been giving this a lot of thought.
Today I heard DDD and the Fashionista talking about Lent.
Fashionista: “I’m giving up chocolate”…..(insert smile)
DDD: “I think you should give up something that means a lot to you. If you really loved Jesus you would give up wearing your furry boots.
F: “You are the meanest brother ever! I could NEVER do that”. The joys of hearing your kids “discuss” stuff.

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Sweet Pea: ” I think I will give up my bed for Lent.”
DDD: “me, too”
Sweet Pea: “Um…..it’s really hard. Remember I did it last year.”
DDD: “um….I think I will give up teasing….I tease a lot.

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Me: “So what are you going to give up for Lent?”

Mini Me: “Um….being mean….”

Me: ” wow…that’s great. Who are you going to stop being mean to?”

Mini me: “Just Miss missy because her’s little…”

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