Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Water, Water, Water ...melon

Today is the start of Lent, a season of reflection and penitence. It is also a season that brings back a family tradition in the Jelinek household.

A little background: When we were teaching Sierra to brush her teeth we wanted to make sure that she would brush them long enough every morning, so we would sing a song to her while she brushed. And, being the pastors we are, it was a church song - Halle, Halle, Hallelujah. Below is a link of the song from another church:

Well, when lent comes the church omits the Hallelujahs from worship. For this somber season it is too joyful, and we wait to sing them until Easter Sunday.

And Sierra has decided that she should omit the Hallelujahs from her morning teeth brushing rituals as well. So what she has done is keep the tune, but changed the words. During the season of lent she sings, "Water, Water, Water ...melon."

So today she comes running down stairs and says, "Daddy, guess what I sang today while I was brushing my teeth?"

Gotta love the liturgy of teeth brushing in lent.

So what will you be doing different during lent this year?

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