Well, my mother-in-law called to ask if she could have our daughter (who’s 12) for a week at the end of July. They live about an hour and a half away. From a Sunday to the next Sunday. (Our daughter could still go to Mass the Saturday before she leaves and a Sunday evening Mass when she get’s back so that’s not the issue.)
I was ok with that and then she says “because I was going to take her to our church’s Vacation Bible School”. Eeh, well, um…
So I tell her I’m fine with her going to stay with them but I’m not sure I’m comfortable with her taking her to Vacation Bible School. There was silence on the phone. So I say “well because there are some differences in what we believe and what your church believes…” She tells me it’s just going to be songs and Bible stories. So I say “Well does your church have some information on the program that I can review?” She says she’ll ask. By the way she’s already purchased a shirt for my daughter from the VBS program.
My MIL has come to Mass with us when she’s here to visit, she went to my hubby’s baptism when he came into the Church as well as my daughter’s baptism and first communion. I don’t want to cause hurt feelings but I really don’t want our daughter participating in a Pentecostal VBS. I also thought about her Sunday to Sunday request. This means she will be taking her to Sunday services on both Sunday’s as well, and they have Sunday school before hand.
So how do I handle this gracefully?