My son almost dropped a rat into the communion wafers today.

I wish I were kidding.

Somewhere between me dropping him off for Sunday school and our attending Mass, my son was given a small fake rat by one of his friends.

That’s right. A RAT.

Why?

Um, why do little boys do anything like that? WHO THE HECK KNOWS!?

I wasn’t privy to this information until midway through the church service.  In all reality, I should have known something was up.  He was being entirely too quiet in church.  Not that he is unruly normally, he is just a tad on the fidgety and whiny side.

Today he was SILENT. And, obviously, occupied.

So once I figured out what in the heck was going on (meaning: what he was up to) it was time for communion. Of course I hissed at him to put it in his pocket. To which he ignored me and stuffed it up his shirt sleeve instead.  BECAUSE HE TOTALLY KNOWS BETTER THAN ME, OF COURSE.

Is anyone out there Catholic? Or perhaps, knows something about taking communion in church?

So, you know that part of the service when you are supposed to cup your hands together and receive the communion wafer?  Well, I’m just wondering if it is considered a bad thing if your child is holding a small rodent in his hands at the same time that the communion wafer happens to be placed there.  Because I am pretty sure that happened to me today.

Yes. I am such a proud mother right now.

I guess it could have been worse. He could have dropped the sucker into the bowl of communion wafers.

I have a feeling that I am going to get pulled into the priest’s office next week.