This Week’s Miscellany: Vol. 7

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Coming Up in the Liturgical Year: Palm Sunday! I can’t believe Holy Week is almost upon us! Other than a very special Easter lunch feast, we haven’t developed very many Holy Week traditions in our family, yet. Any suggestions for Holy Week activities, recipes, etc. that are helpful for little ones to learn to observe Holy Week?

Listening to: Handel’s Messiah (so good during Lent!) and also some of the other recommendations from Simcha Fisher in this post about Lenten music. Also completely obsessed with Feufollet these days. We read about this young Cajun band in Garden and Gun and then looked them up on Spotify. Sooooo good. And I’ve always hated it whenever Daniel connected with his New Orleans roots by forcing me to listen to Cajun music….now I see the light. You should probably listen to this right now:

We’re also listening to The Chieftains Voice of the Ages album featuring Bon Iver, The Decemberists, etc. Especially great on St. Patrick’s Day.

Links:

Kony 2012 Video Reopens Uganda’s Old Wounds: an excellent piece by my friend James Arinaitwe, a Ugandan, on the contraversial Kony 2012 video promoted by Invisible Children.

Chesterton on a Child’s Imagination by Christy at Fountains of Home. The topic reminded me to tell everyone I know to read Anthony Esolen’s Ten Ways to Destroy the Imagination of Your Child.

Lazy Parenting 101 by Kate Wicker

The Quotable Benjamin:

Benjamin on why people should wear shirts in public: “Sometimes people don’t want to see other people’s nipples because they’re kinda yucky and other people wouldn’t want to see ‘em.”

“Daddy is SO SWEET! He knows how to take care of us. AND he knows how to take care of chickens. Some guys don’t know how to take care of their chickens! But daddy does! Daddy’s THE BEST!”

“Do princes poop?”

Pictures Worth Sharing:

The boys checking out the progress of our oats in this beautiful warm weather.

Sibling snuggles!

Getting to be such a big girl!

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