Lent is a time to pull back from the craziness of the world and make every day a day for God and family. That works out very well since my family is currently out of commission from some nasty something going around. Some days I set the day's mail on my calendar, so I won't have to look at all of the activities I have yet to cancel.
"Oh, was the superhero exhibit at the museum today? Well, I guess we'll just have to wait another week until we're all feeling better."
"But Mom, I'm fine now!" child insists as he/she wipes tears on one sleeve and drippy nose on the other.
"Maybe we can cosplay at home and make Superhero Day even better."
My children are generally skeptical at this point.
"Hello, Sweetie. How about we go watch Doctor Who? I'll make fish fingers and custard."
"Come on, Old Chum, let's go watch Batman. Would you like some Alfredo Penne-pasta?"
"Let's go, Big Guy, we catch an episode of Superman. How about a Souper meal?"
"Beam us up, Scottie! It's time for Star Trek. You can have some Earl Grey, and I'll get my coffee black, double sweet."
"Hey, Pudding, let's get your cape on and go watch DC Superhero Girls. We can have rhubarb pie."
Some truly memorable sick days when their low-grade fevers make everything bigger, brighter, and more magical, they are able to forget they are sick and spend a beautiful day of play. Mission Accomplished!
Behold, God's dwelling is with mankind; He will dwell with them. They are His people, and He will be their God, God-with-them. He will wipe every tear from their eyes, and there will no longer be death. Neither will there be any mourning or crying or pain, for the old order has passed away. Rev 21: 1-4