(Songbird is baptizing a charming, six-month-old boy.)
Songbird: By what name shall this child be called?
(After hearing it, Songbird must remove his rather smashing grey cap.)
Baby: (What?!? You don’t like it? What’s in that bowl?!?!!)
Songbird:…in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, one God, Mother of us all.
Baby: (Wow. Just. Wow.)
Songbird: Let us pray for the newly baptized.
Baby: (What’s on your paper? Can I have that?)
Songbird:…Bless this dear child…
Baby: (What’s that thing? Is it making your talking loud? I like it!)
Songbird:…give to him: strength for life’s journey, courage in time of suffering, the joy of faith…
Baby: (Also, this purple thing you’re wearing? I’ll take some of that, too.)
Songbird: Amen. Sisters and brothers in Christ, I present to you a new little brother in the family of faith! Let us sing together to welcome him and to remember Jesus’ love for each of us.
Congregation: “Jesus love me, this I know…”
Baby: (Let me wind my fingers in your long, curly hair, Talking Lady Who Put Water on My Head. Let me wind them deep and tight. Hey, who are all these people?)
Songbird: (whispers) Let me give you back to your mother, dear little brother in Christ.