Thursday, January 04, 2007

The Godfather

Don't ask me to be your kid's godfather. I have proven to be useless at it. In fact, being named godfather seems to actually make things worse. Freezes me from action or something. I am godfather to at least 3 young people - I hope there isn't anyone I have forgotten, but there could be. I once asked my wife "We were at Chuck's wedding - who was his best man?" "You were." Oh. So, selfishness or insensitivity could be the cause.

6 comments:

Wyman said...

I thought godfather's weren't supposed to do much except provide some sort of relief to the parent that "if all else fails, we've got that godfather to fall back on" - but essentially provide no other qualifications. You seem reasonably ready for that job.

Who was my godfather again? Wasn't it Jonathan for a little while?

bs king said...

I already knew I wasn't going to ask you to be the godfather for my kids, but you just got yourself struck off my "potential best man at my wedding" list as well. Thanks for the heads up.

Assistant Village Idiot said...

The Gilles were your godparents. Jonathan was briefly designated in our will as the caregiver if we both died.

Jonathan Wyman said...

I still plan on taking control of your life if Mom and Dad die. Just an FYI.

Bethany, as you know I am very responsible. I would be honored to be your best man.

Anonymous said...

Heck, I have to work to remember who was in my wedding.

Lessee.
-Bride? Wife. check!
-Groom? oh... Me. Check!
-Maid of honor? Girl in the deep green dress.. er.. check..
-Best Man? one of those guys in dresses.. er.. but that's another story.

Giacomo said...

My wife and I are godparents to eight - I believe - godchildren. I'll be a monkey's uncle if I can name them all.