Shaken Not Stirred

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

What Does The Baby Think

I went to a wedding-like baptism this weekend. The grandparents of this child rented out a ballroom, complete with catering, a dee-jay, a photographer and thank-you for coming souvenirs. The place was gorgeous, the food was fantastic and the guests numbered close to 150 people. All this for a baptism. This baby was the first grandchild for the grandparents throwing it.

During his speech, the grandfather giving it explained their austentacious affair. He explained that this was his first grandchild, and the first female born with his last name. He had two boys and his wife had always wanted a little girl. So this precious child was not only the first grandchild, but a girl to boot. He further explained that since her father was the second born, they showed no excitement for him (they loved him though). Gone were the days of breaking out the camera for first steps, first baths, and first words. He said the first boy had a ratio of 10 to 1 photos, and any photos with the 2nd son, usually involved the first. So he explained that the lavish affair was also thrown as a "make-up" for whatever they didn't do for Erika's father.

Erika, slepted through the whole affair. Thru dinner, through the toasts and even through dancing. I didn't see her flinch once. We even joked that someone should check her breathing.She received lavish gifts too--baby jewelry from Tiffany's, gift cards to Pottery Barn for Kids and numerous checks and cash cards. All of this because the child was now officially a Christian.

And what did the baby think? I'm pretty sure she was thinking "shush--I'm sleeping".

13 Comments:

  • wow...

    i need to get baptized

    By Blogger Cari, at 3:10 PM  

  • Jewelry from Tiffany's? wow.

    I'm not necessarily in agreement with baptizing babies, but I hope someone at least brought her a Bible or something useful.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 5:38 PM  

  • That's really different. Never heard of that before but it sounds like it was a nice time.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 9:24 PM  

  • Sounds more lavish than many weddings. Grandparents must have some big time bucks.

    By Blogger The Phoenix, at 10:14 PM  

  • It seems like people give babies all these things when they don't care or need them and then when they need clothes and money the most when they are teenagers, no one gives them shit.

    By Blogger Big Ben, at 10:21 PM  

  • I think there is someone out there with too much money to spend and doesn't know what to do with or someone that just wants to look good.

    By Blogger Drywall Mom, at 12:17 PM  

  • when i became a christian all i've gotten is a hard time. maybe it's like getting married, everytime you do it, you get more presents?

    By Blogger ~QZ~, at 2:56 PM  

  • Wowie. The baby will end up in therapy! Hehehe. Best wishes to baby:)

    By Anonymous Babette, at 5:30 PM  

  • and this is just the baptism! what's it going to be like for the birthday parties that follow?

    the grandparents thought of it as a "make-up" for the baby's father? that's strange. I wonder how he felt?

    By Blogger sassyglass, at 6:55 PM  

  • I say...if it makes 'em happy...why not.

    By Blogger Chick, at 10:22 PM  

  • Baptazing babies serves no purpose. Really none. But for some reason, knowing that you were baptized when you were a baby is kind of cool. Or at least I think so.

    Mine was nothing like this ridiculous event though. How much do you think grandpa spent for the whole thing?

    By Blogger slopmaster, at 9:54 AM  

  • wow, that sure beats my little cake and lunch affair i've had after for my babies.

    guess i'm cheap like that! LOL! :)

    m

    By Blogger mollymcmommy, at 9:51 PM  

  • I think babies think about boobies. Err. Breasts. More "pc" for you. Yep, let a baby pick between a boobie and blue Tiffany box and they'll choose the boobie. Just sayin...

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 6:45 PM  

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