20 September 2013
We finally got to baptize the last one... Its gets harder to organise anything for the third child. But then I think of the British family with 17 kids who baptized like 5 kids at the same time to save time, and we were't that late he is only 18 months.
Cosmo is very special to us and it was a lovely day for the whole family. We decided to do it all last minute, when we anyway were visiting the Italian side of the family in Calabria, south of Italy. There baptisms are a big celebration with tons of relatives invited to a big party. Me and my partner are of the understated kind so we wanted it as simple as possible without bomboniera - the lavish favours that are commonplace here, and we only invited close relatives. But as Cosmos Nonno would host us in his hotel Il Borgo della Marinella we had to decide on a menue and cake design, table decorations and the lot. But with the help of my partners aunt Nici, who also works in the hotel, we got away very easily. The night went well, with some chaos in the church with all the kids running around, but the locals didn't seem bothered, and we have a memory for life.