In Heaven You Don’t Have to Watch Your Step

posted by Momo Fali on July 9, 2009

In our house, we discuss faith a lot. We attend mass regularly, I work at the Catholic school where both kids are students and we often pray as a family. When the children are older, we’ll probably drink beer and play bingo together…because, that’s what we Catholics do.

But it seems I have more explaining to do in the faith department, because as we passed a cemetery the other day, my seven year old son asked, “Mom, is that heaven?”

No son, that’s where people walk their dogs and don’t pick up the poop.


  • WeaselMomma

    And that is why my tombstone will read "Please Curb Your Dog".

  • cluckandtweet

    I think back wistfully to the days when I could walk our dogs and not pick up the poop. Maybe that would be my heaven. But I hope not.

  • BeautifulWreck

    Cremation looking better and better.

  • Aunt Juicebox

    That's pretty much everywhere around here. Makes me feel like I'm back on the farm, dodging cow pies. Only somehow dog crap is much grosser.

  • halalamama

    Hahaa..that IS what Catholics do. A friend of mine was astonished and gleeful when she went to the first parish festival at the parish where I teach and we passe the priest drinking a beer and having a cigar. 🙂

  • A Buns Life

    You know, I had to read that twice to make sure your son wasn't the one that didn't say that….and you wonder where he gets his quick whit?

  • melissa

    that's why i've decided to have my ashes scattered into my swimming pool. it's nice and clean and the chlorine smells better than dog poop.

  • Tom

    No poop, no fleas, no leashes. Heaven will be good. For us too.

  • Amy

    I love the name of this post. Hee hee.

    I remarked heading in to Mass with our priest a few weeks ago that it was so gorgeous outside I wished we could have Mass outside. He snorted and said, "It's way too hot out here for me. I only want to be outside in this weather if I'm wearing shorts and drinking a gin and tonic."

    I love my Church.


    Hah! I tried explaining the resurrection of Christ to my 10 yr old, and how Jesus rose on the the third day. Now he's convinced Jesus is a a zombie!

  • Deb Thaxton

    –>After my son's baptism, Father joined us at the house and was first in line for mimosas! Ha!

  • Lisa@verybusymomwith4

    As usual, your post brought a smile to my face–love it 🙂

  • Whiney Momma

    Too funny. That is totally something my son would have asked…thank you for the perfect answer!

  • Captain Dumbass

    Most cemeteries here are used for movie sets. Wonder what the kids would think of that.

  • James (SeattleDad)

    Well, it's heaven for the dogs.

  • Kori

    tee hee hee.

  • Dapoppins

    well, there are dead people in there….

  • Debbie

    My Catholic son thought the gravestones were dragons for awhile. Long story!

  • Heather

    Woot! Catholics do those things, yes they do.

    My wedding will be:

    One big Irish Catholic fest. You can imagine the possibilities.


  • Gertrude Groggins -

    My son just told me the other day, "I think heaven is probably just like Earth but, you know, with peace and love and a lot of stuff made out of gold."

  • Always Home and Uncool

    Heathen dog walkers!

  • Mrs4444

    These comments are as funny as the post! It sure is fun up in here! 🙂

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  • Zerilda The Superfluous Blogger

    well that's something my local park has in common with your cemetery!

  • Bee and Rose

    Your son is a sweetie! My 6 yr old daughter said "There's the bone yard" the last time we passed a cemetery! Yikes!

  • Out-Numbered

    Wait. That's all? Maybe my favorite blog post of all time…

  • The Deboted Dad

    Great Response!

  • The Deboted Dad

    Great Response!

  • Michelle

    Ahhh, the innocence of childhood. I love it. The things that we think we've covered that we somehow missed… they're everywhere!

  • the planet of janet

    a very grave situation. very.

  • meleah rebeccah

    Yet another reason I want to be cremated!

  • mrsmouthy

    Dude, you need to start your own comic strip.

  • Jaina

    Never looked at it that way before.

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