Title thanks to Pete, who wrote that on the sign-a-frame for Leo's baptism Sunday afternoon. We laughed at that a long time.
Highlights from the baptism:
*My pastor almost drowning Leo on the third try (In the name of the Father, and of the Son went just fine, but the Holy Spirit got him in the face). Later Janet mentioned that this might be considered waterboarding, which of course you may take, seriously, at face value. Please do not flame me. It was very amusing.
*Because the AC was turned on in church, Steve (godfather) had a difficult time keeping the baptismal candle lit between the Easter candle and where we were standing. Third time was the charm.
*I forgot to mention to the godparents, Steve and Trisha, that they would be bringing up the gifts, until my pastor kind of gave me the eye and I realized, oh crap, it's time.
*Mike afterwards said, "this is what makes our baptism a good one: drama."
*I had 52 people in my house after mass. That doesn't sound like a lot, but it kinda is. There was just enough brisket...
*Did I mention the amazing brisket? Yikes.
*Cake was good--not as spectacular as the first communion cake, but good. I made fruit salad and cole slaw, but someone else (whee!) made the potato salad, a candy apple salad, cookies, and brownies. There was enough to go around.
*Folks stayed till 3:30 or so. It was a good day. And my house is so danged clean that it wasn't hard to clean up, except that
*I was drunk. Bourbon slush. I did it on purpose. I love that stuff. Bevin, my pastor, and I finished almost a whole recipe by ourselves--sure, other folks had a bit in the bottom of a plastic cup, but the three of us, umm.
*The house still cleaned up fast and I was asleep before 10. Good day.