So, I would give her a pre-Mass pep talk (“You only have to stay in the pew until the homily! ”), and when the Gospel was finished being read, I would take her to the vestibule and let her run around.
I would still watch Mass through the glass doors, and listen through the speakers, and participate while she let her wiggles out.
From the time they are babies, we teach them to do one simple thing – to blow a kiss to the tabernacle after Mass.
It is such a simple thing, but it reinforces a belief in the Real Presence, and it launches a relationship with Jesus.
” She immediately snuggles my chest, giving her love to her “little Jesus,” present in me after Communion In my seven years of parenting, I have been pleasantly surprised by the number of new Catholic books and toys that have been made in that time!