I’m godmother to my friend’s son. I’ve known this friend since university and we’ve been friends ever since. Her son is her first born. She’s on number four right now! (well, almost number four)
I’m a terrible godmother. I share godmother duties with another university friend whom I’m still good friends with as well. We always have good intentions of spending more time with this child, but we always fail miserably at it. I live closest to them and I still don’t see them often, and I need to make more of an effort. Especially after seeing them yesterday for their youngest daughter’s birthday. It was so good to see them.
At the beginning of this year we proposed that we would babysit the kids every other month for them so that a) we could spend more time with the kids and b) give them a date night out by themselves, something they apparently haven’t had in 7 years. After about 3 attempts of trying to get a date we could all agree on, it just didn’t work out. But, at least this time it wasn’t our fault, mostly it was because the kids kept getting sick and the timing just wasn’t right.
I only have one godchild and I’m failing miserably in the department of guiding this child. Soon, he’ll forget I even exist if we continue our pattern of only seeing these kids 2 – 3 times a year. I’d like to see them at least 6 – 10 times a year.
I’m known to be hard on myself, typically, but I think this assessment of my poor godmother duties is accurate. I’m really going to try harder, I really am, I love seeing them. Yesterday was great, even though there were hundreds of kids around, it was nice spending time with them. And, her husband makes a mean bbq, so that helps too..LOL. 😀