I hope if I share something that has worked for our family that it doesn't come across that way! I hope if anything I share makes even one person's life easier with planning or offers an idea, that's a blessing and makes it worthwhile.
So, to to continue where we left of yesterday, I've made a little more progress in getting the house ready to go. Organza cloth from the wedding section at Flower Factory makes for a good table runner (and for less than $4), it'll work!:)
The basket will be presented tonight (on the Eve of Ash Wednesday) to each family member (with the exception of the babies).
Inside are the "Little Lent Bags" I mentioned yesterday:
Jim scored major SuperDadHubby points by laminating the prayers inside. They include the Pater Noster, Hail Mary in Latin, the Ten Commandments and a special scripture verse. With boys, the more things you can make stain-resistant and rip-proof the better! Okay let's face it, for mom too. :)
I also have a miraculous medal inside of significance for each boy, as well as a 10-decade rosary for when they are on the bus or whenever they want to pray for a moment.
In our prayer corner, we have the same setup as last year, including the "Writing on the Rock."