We have finally decided to push the button and start the family rosary with the kids. This has been a resolution of mine since last year’s retreat.
We all agreed to gather together by 8 pm in the living room.
This is easier said than done. But it has to be done.
Here are the type of conversations which ensue while praying the rosary…
Pio: Mommy I can pray the “Glory be” on my own.
Nina: Mommy, Anton grabbed my rosary.
Luis: Starts playing with his Zoob toys…
Dad: We don’t play when we pray. Stop that.
Pio: Sees the hula hoop and start to play with it.
Dad: (Exasperation building up) Hay naku…Do you really want to do this Honey?
Sasha: Can I turn off the candle Mommy?
Luis: Daddy what is 7 + 3? Is it 10?
Suffice to say the boys were normally sent to their room before we even reach half the rosary.
The girls are staying put though. They give us hope. We will carry on.
Our prayer time will only get better. There is no other way.
The family that prays together, stays together.