It is First Communion Day!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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It is First Communion Day!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Sat, 05-03-2003 - 6:53am
My DD and DNephew make their first communion today. We had practice for an hour and a half Thursday night and last night. We took the two kids to dinner last night, which thrilled DN no end. He is mildly developmentally disabled, and is one of 5 kids at home, so having to share two adults with only one other child is a novelty. Plus he adores his cousin, my dd. Coincidentally, they are walking in the processional and recessional together.

Both my DH (the not Catholic one) and I are helping with the kids. I am slowing the procession half way up the aisle and DH is helping direct one half of the kids to the pews. This is probably because we were only one of a handful of parents who stayed for the rehearsal, and because the Sisters know us by name.

I don't quite understand the concept of dropping off a 7 or 8 year old child for an hour and a half. I mean, an acquaintance whose DD is also making first communion, asked me to keep an eye on her DD while she ran to the store during the first rehearsal. That I understand, but just dropping them off at the door?????? These parents aren't even going to realize that the kids have to be at church at 4:30 tonight (45 minutes early) unless their very excited kids tell them.

Well, it looks like it is going to be a gorgeous day, if cool, so that is awesome.

Have a good day everyone