So we're at Church last Sunday
Lucy decides she wants to go up with me while I receive Communion
Before I accept the Host, the Priest reaches down, makes the sign of the cross on Lucy's forehead and murmurs a blessing
Lucy looks up at him and says
He hesitates just a moment, looks from her to me and then back down to her again and seems to smile and chuckle at the same time
He looks back to me and I bow my head, accept the Host and steer Lucy back down the outer aisle towards our pew
As we're walking back, Lucy slows down, turns around and asks
Mumma, what did he give you to eat?
I place my finger on my lips in an effort to shush Lucy and sort of nudge her along
She turns around again and stops
But Mumma, what did he give you to eat?
It was the Host Lucy I say with a nudge
The what Mumma?
The Host, come on honey, keep moving
Lucy comes to a complete stop and stands her ground with her hands on her hips
But Mumma! What's a host?
I bend down and scoop her up
It's the body of Christ honey
You mean Jesus Mumma?
Lucy leans back so I can see her whole face
She lays her hands on my cheeks and asks loudly enough for everyone in a three foot radius of us to hear
Mumma! You just ate Baby Jesus?!?!?
Maria the Mum