Tonight, Christopher has to “celebrate” the act of reconciliation at church. What this really means is that he has to go to Confession for the first time in preparation for receiving Communion in April. I asked him if he was nervous about it, and he said, “maybe a litle. But I have a good one to tell the priest that I’ve been saving up for a few years. I haven’t told anyone!”
Now I’m super curious about what it could be. He’s no angel, but it’s hard for me to imagine that it’s something truly awful. I’d really like to know what it is – not because I need to know everything my kid’s thinking, but because it would be enlightening to see how his guilt scale works. I’ve been under the impression for a while now that C can rationalize almost anything to himself; but now I wonder if he does have a solid internal compass after all. Interesting times.