Okay, so my 96 year old, Italian Catholic grandmother looked at me like I had 3 heads when I answered her question about where I'd get our baby baptized with "We're not planning on getting the baby baptized."
I have a feeling my mom won't be as thrilled with this announcement either, although she got over my not having my wedding in a church pretty quickly but that may have been because she was more focused on the fact that I was letting her have absolutely no say in the wedding at all.
So. Is this an issue for any of you? If so, how did you handle it? If my parents/grandparents want to take the baby and get the baby baptized somewhere, I really don't care-- as long as the baby is old enough that I don't have to follow them to the service just to breast feed the LO. But I really don't believe in the need for baptism and religion/God plays pretty much no role in MH's and my life, let alone an organized religious entity like any particular faith/church.
I'm just not in the mood for a fight with any part of my family over this issue, but I do not want to pressured into some ceremony that I'd have to attend and then feel "dirty" for attending because I would feel like I was lying if I participated and said words I didn't believe and also feel like I was being disrespectful to those people who DO believe and hold the ceremony and faith dear.
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