Fonticulus Fides

Monday, March 06, 2006

The Art of Sacrifice (or not), Part II

Yesterday, the family gathered to celebrate my husband's grandfather's 87th birthday. It was a Sunday, obviously, so we made sure that Zooey knew he could eat the cake if he wanted to.

It was German Chocolate. Zooey looked at his granmother and politely declined. "I'm sorry -- I gave up cake for Lent." Just before bed, he confessed that the real issue was coconut and pecans. I had figured as much.

So do I commend him for sparing Grandma's feelings or coach him not to "blame Lent" when he simply doesn't care for something?



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