Parent who bring their kids to church, what would you have done?
What would you do if your child is constantly making you late (or keeping you waiting if you are just giving them a ride) because they won't get out of bed or won't get ready?
Was I right by leaving, or should I have went late and waited for him?
1. He chooses to be Catholic and wants to be.
2. Since he is a catholic (as in other denominations), it is his parents and relative moral responsibility to see to it that he attends mass and learn about his faith, until he chooses to or not to make his confirmation, which he is willingly doing on his own now (a.k.a HE is choosing to make his confirmation).
3. It is a mortal sin (a.k.a one you can go to hell for if you do not confess to God and are truly sorry for)
4. Choosing to be part of a religion should be the same as choosing to be part of a sport or club. With a sport or club, you attend every game, practice or meeting, why should he be able to pick and choose which Sundays he wants to get his butt out of bed in time for church. It is a matter of laziness not him not wanting to go to church.
He also chooses to wake up on days off from school/summer break and go to daily masses with me---so again he clearly does want to attend church
He has a TV and computer in his room, which I did not have a TV until I was 15, and no cable in my room until almost 16. I had a computer in my room at 14, but I bought it and couldn't use it at night b/c my 10 year old sister shared a room with me until I was 15, and I had a bedtime on school nights. I have been telling my parents for at least 4 years that having a TV/computer in his room and no bed time is why he is so lazy in the morning. It's really pathetic that I am more concerned about how he is parented than they are. He is a good kid, but that doesn't mean he can't have a bedtime and electronics time limit. They keep saying they are moving the computer into the extra bedroom, but only because him and my sister fight over who gets to use it (he thinks his room his rules).