Today is Sunday and this morning while getting ready to go to Mass my 7 year old son had an amazing discovery. ALL of his shoes, every one of them, were MISSING! His sandals, his school shoes, his sneakers, every pair disappeared. “Really?“ I said. So, of course, we looked for them and they were nowhere to be found. “I can’t go to Mass if I can’t find my shoes!” he said. Yeah….right.
Now, I was not born yesterday, maybe the day before, but not yesterday. I do have experience in these matters, having reared his infinitely more sneaky and Mass avoiding brother. “Well,” I say, “then you are going to have to go barefoot.” I did mean this – he would have gone barefoot. “WAIT!” he says, “let me check one more place….”