Why is it so difficult to stay on top of things like this? It shouldn't be difficult to look ahead to the coming week's observances and work some little thing into our schedule or menu for feast days and memorials. It shouldn't. How hard would it have been to actually write the words "caramel sauce" on last week's grocery list? Would it have been so very taxing to use the brown sackcloth table runner on Monday? To read aloud one paragraph related to the day, or find one related prayer to say before bedtime?
Fostering a Catholic environment within our family is important to me, and I don't understand why I'm having so much trouble. I only have one kid, and he is becoming more independent and happy to play on his own for short periods of time, so that's no excuse. I dislike blaming him, anyway, because he really isn't a difficult child and I know that my lot is pretty easy. So why can't I find a few minutes to do this?