That’s what Rob’s mom says about a christening.
I explain to her that I’m against the implications of a christening, namely that our baby is a product of “original sin” and that he’s therefore somehow “in need of cleansing.” She says she understands, but that the christening would just be a sending off party where the baby just happens to have a little water poured on his head. And that we’d get gifts, maybe even monetary gifts.
I have to admit, that last part appeals to me. I like getting gifts, especially when they’re supposed to make motherhood a little easier.
So, despite all of my previous heeing and hawing, I agree on accepting gifts in exchange for watching a priest pour some water on my baby’s head.
Let the hypocrisy begin!