... said Gore Vidal.
Are you a godparent?
What is your role in that child's life?
Is it one you take seriously or is it an honorary position?
Do your kids have godparents?
What is their role?
Is it one they take seriously or is it an honorary position?
Is that what you intened when you appointed them godparent?
For the record: Before we were Mo's parents, we were his godparents.
No. Maybe ten years ago, my friend Don asked me to be one for his daughter. I refused.
Knowing him, he probably had some unpaid labor in mind for me.
It was first explained to me that godparents take over if parents perish,
but I suspect that a more accurate description is a duty to attend to the child's religious education.
I had a godmother until I was 27.
I had agreed to pick her up on the sidewalk in front of her apartment building, on a given Saturday.
I remembered to do it on the following Wednesday.
She got mad and resigned from office, which has remained vacant since then.
(no further applicants for it)