Ugh! I’m following Malia’s question with one of my own.
My in-laws just planned a trip here (airplane, hotel, car rental) over Holy Week, originally they were coming in on Easter then they called and are coming in on Holy Thursday. ARGGG! So now I have to manage to keep 5 children focused on each day of Holy Week and let them visit their non-Catholic grandparents. This is very frustrating to me and even more so for my poor dh because he gets put in the middle. How do I balance “fun” with Gram and Pap with the solemnity and necessity of attending Church?? I get to be the bad guy and say Okay, time for Church or Sorry, it’s Good Friday, stop having fun! My kids are 8, 6, 4, 3 and 1. Obviously the younger children are less of a concern, but the 8 and 6 year old now need to be aware of what’s going on. Any advice??? HELP!