This past Sunday the homily was on vocations, as I'm sure it was in most parishes. After Mass the deacon's grandson was galavanting around the sacristy a bit and the priest asked him "How old are you now?" "Six" came the reply. Father said: "When you're ready, you can learn to serve Mass." And I added: "And maybe when you grow up, you'll become a priest. You only have to work one day a week, you know." His eyes lit up with that "Really? How cool" look. Father, of course howled at that. And I said to him, "it's great when they're six, they buy that - at eleven they get that "hey, I bet s/he's lying to me" look. Father said: "Are you kidding? My doctor tells me it's a good thing I'm sedentary.... I just let him think that's so...."