From a readerette:
I used to be a student and instructor in theology, and I had wonderful, quiet, pious times at Holy Mass. Now I am a mother, of an energetic toddler, and Holy Mass has become an Occasion of Circus Activity. My little one loves Jesus, but she wants desperately to dance, yodel, wail and thrash about before Him. I want my little one to be present at Mass as much as possible, but I also want to be considerate of our priests and fellow worshippers.
Would you be so kind as to list your essential directives to mothers of young children at Mass?
I would love to be able to put together a “list of essential directives”!
Think it’ll be possible?
Put your heads together. I am sure you will come up with good suggestions from a wealth of collective experience.
I will now back away from the third rail and let readers cooperate cordially to work up this list.