Are You a ‘First Communion’ Mum?!
I am a Mum to two children who have made their first communion. I have to say I was very naive when it came to my first daughter’s big day but had learned the ropes by the time my 2nd daughter was making hers.
So whether you are hosting your 1st First Holy Communion or your 5th I am hoping you will find some new tips and wisdom below!
We hope your child has a wonderful day as it really is one of life’s truly memorable family occasions.
#1. You feel ridiculous calling bouncy castle companies in October as soon as you have the date and then realise that you can’t actually get the one you want.
#2. It’s back to Mass time. When did the “I Believe” change?
#3. Or you can no longer get your usual seat at Mass as the ‘In Memory’ program kicks in and the numbers in the congregation swell every 4 weeks.
#4. Your youngest child spends all day on your knee researching First Communion information with you. Everything from budgeting to communion pinatas!
#5. Your stress levels hit the roof mid January once you realise that all the nice outfits/dresses are sold out, and that the super organised parents bought theirs in October!
#6. You realise the whole family needs new outfits too which means the dreaded shopping trip with all the kids in tow.
#7. You wonder whether to buy the First Communion dress / suit / shoes early or will your child grow out of it before May, or if you buy it too big, will they grow into by May?
#8. Panic because you haven’t booked a bouncy castle yet and it’s the end of January. Why didn’t anyone tell you that you have to get in early?
#9. You envy the parents of children who wear their school uniform for First Communion and wonder why you ever argued against that at the last PTA meeting.
#10. You start repeating the line ‘It’s not about the presents/money you are going to get, it’s about you and God’