Brooke- Mom, I am thirsty can I take a drink?
mom (me) I can't reach your water bottle right now I am driving. When we get to the park I will get it for you.
Brooke-It's okay I have water mom.
I look in the rear view mirror to see her prying open the holy water to squirt into her mouth!
Mom- Brooke no! That water is not for drinking that water is used for blessing...kind of like praying.
She looks at the bottle and says Oh.
Brooke- This water is for God praying?
Mom- Yes, people sometimes use it when they are praying or when they are being blessed, they make the sign of the cross on their forehead with the water. We did it to you when you were christened.
Brooke- Oh so its to put on your head and pray with ?
Mom- (little chuckle)Yes, kind of like that.
(long quiet pause so I continue driving)
I look in the rear view mirror to find her squirting a bit on her head while whispering....)
Brooke- God, I pray for you to bring my grandma out of heaven.
This post is dedicated to my mother-in-law, who unfortunately I never got to meet.