May 29, 2014

Calling a Spade a Spade

(I got Bones the Hulk compression shirt. He found it in YL and it works!)

About four years ago, we received something in the mail from a group of Nuns. I don't know if we'd sent a donation to their charity or if we'd had a Novena said for one of my husband's parents, but within this packet was a silver Celtic Cross.

Bones has been wearing it every day for the past two years.

For his birthday, he asked for a new Celtic Cross, something a bit nicer than what he has, not the same.

So I've been searching and searching. I sat down with him tonight and brought up a webpage and said, "Let's talk... what do you want? Do you want to go more Catholic with a crucifix or do you want to go more simple?"

He sat there for a minute and finally said, "My parameters? Gold or silver. I don't want it to look exactly like what I have now. No dead bodies. Good night, Ma." And he went to bed.

No dead bodies. :)

Posted by Boudicca at May 29, 2014 10:33 PM

Now, my son saw nothing wrong with that request. Boys.

Posted by: PeggyU at May 31, 2014 02:25 PM

So he wants just a cross, not a crucifix. I inherited a rosary from my grandmother (blessed by Fulton Sheen)...but the cross was missing its corpus. Maybe we can work out a trade, lol?

Posted by: Mrs. Who at May 31, 2014 10:01 PM

Ha! I'm Catholic and I don't care for the corpus either. I prefer my Cross to be unadorned, so to speak.

Posted by: Kris at June 2, 2014 06:06 PM

Unadorned. I like it that way, it sound better than 'no dead people'. ;-)

I found a really nice Celtic Cross.

I remember when I was in the Catholic Store once with my eldest. He'd just had his First Communion. I was looking for a nice cross to put in his bedroom and he found this dang near life sized crucifix. (This store sells to the Churches.) He looked up at it eyes are big full of "Wow! Wouldn't this look GREAT?!"

I had to reply without his asking, "NO. Don't even think about it." It was so life sized you expected dripping blood.

Posted by: Bou at June 2, 2014 07:30 PM