Saturday, August 10, 2013

Sadie's Saturday Morning Nun Talk: The Fourteenth

Sadie and I were driving from her swim lesson class to the library this morning to pick up the books for this next week when she launched into a daydream monologue about becoming a nun.  As I steered the car out of the community center's driveway towards the library the following conversation unfolded (although I know I'm leaving stuff out since she really goes on and on about nuns when she starts talking about them...).  I thought I'd throw a few questions out there to see what she was thinking about the whole "I want to go away into a convent to pray for the world" thing that she'd talked about so much last spring, since it hadn't come up for a while:

Me:  "So when you're a nun are you going to come visit me?"
Sadie:  "No Mommy of course not.  I'm going to be a Carmelite not a missionary."
Me:  "Oh.  Okay.  So you want to be cloistered then?"
Sadie:  "What's cloistered mean?"
Me:  "Those are nuns that go away from the world to pray."
Sadie:  "Yes.  I would love to be cloistered.  I want to be cloistered.  I want to go away from the world to pray."
Me:  "Oh."
Sadie:  "Don't worry Mommy.  You'll still have Maggie and Patrick.  And you should have more babies too.  I hope you have another baby when me and Maggie and Patrick are grown up."
Me:  "Just one?"
Sadie:  "No.  Not just one.  One and two and three and four and five and six and seven and eight and nine and ten.  You should have ten."
Me:  "Ten in all or ten plus you three."
Sadie:  "Ten more."
Me:  "So thirteen?"
Sadie: "Yes, thirteen.  Or fourteen.  I think you should have fourteen babies."

So there you have it.  Sadie's grand plan for the next 20 or so years.

1 comment:

  1. Take a deep breath! The mind of Miss Sadie is full of Jesus and I love following her story.


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