Not me. It’s TheKid.
After lamenting the fact that today’s snow day had fallen on Mardi Gras, thus depriving him and his classmates of donuts in “at least 3 classes,” he gleefully informed us that since he’s diabetic, he can have all the meat he wants, any time he wants.
“You don’t have to fast because you’re diabetic, but there’s nothing in diabetes that prevents you from abstaining from meat for a day,” we told him.
“Yes, there is,” he shot back. “BACON!”
I miss the good old days, when he voluntarily gave up sprinkles for Lent. Sacrifice is a much harder sell for a 12-year-old, especially one who already uses every ounce of self-discipline he has and measures his snacks instead of just blindly sticking his hand into the pretzel bag like all his friends get to do.
But there will be no bacon tomorrow, Kid.
2 thoughts on “Desperately Seeking Loopholes”
I get it. I always look for loop holes myself. I’m always pregnant or breastfeeding. Throw in a restricted diet and I slack off on the fasting. I will do better this year. 🙂
My dilemma is that I’m a vegetarian – so giving up meat on Ash Wednesday is not an issue. Do I eat meat instead as a penance? Hmmm.