This is just to put up the few pics we have, and then I'll blog more in the next post... In case you're wondering, Rockstar actually does have some idea about Baptism, I used to film the other baptisms on my cellphone and his iPod, for him to "absorb" a little... Obviously til it was his own dad he was just blah about it...
Instead, right now he wished the vending machine (see below) had popcorn 😀
(But for real, this is us all waiting to watch Kings take the major step in his spiritual life. I opted to watch from the second floor near where they have a baby room, instead of the first floor, for fear of disrupting other church goers and friends and family of the others getting baptized.)
This was Rockstar 10 minutes before settling:
(Or, take my word for it, that blur is Rockstar finding entertainment in launching himself onto the beanbags in the empty baby room adjacent, while we wait for the service to begin...)
And 20 minutes before, this was Rockstar raiding the vending machine to get all the snacks he needs to get him through (he also scarfed a large cheese-filled-crust pizza slice right after - this week his eating's been significantly even more than usual and I've wondered if he's learning something heavy at school because when I needed to think at work my eating would go up a lot too):
(Paisay our pastor sees this - macam we come to church for the snacks! But seriously, IslandECC has some of the best Sunday School and Vacation Bible Study; Rockstar loves it, with all the art and craft etc. Just right now Ms Rockstar has that problem with Cars. When she is like, 20 Rockstar and I plan to have her hypnotized so they can bring her back to this time and ask what her freaking problem was with Cars.)
And this is Kings and Rockstar 30 minutes before:
Me, in my best Oh Listen, This Is Interesting Voice: Baptism is -
Rockstar: I know, Mum. I've seen it, remember?
Me: I didn't think you remembered.
Rockstar: I remembered.
Me: So... what d'you think?
Rockstar: I... really don't know. Yet.
(So I asked him later if he's formed an opinion)
Rockstar: Yeah yeah. It's... cool, to go in the water like that. But really dangerous. He might hit his head on the steps.
Me: Umm.. Does it help you believe in Jesus, seeing Daddy take that step in being a Christian?
Rockstar: I guess so <shrugs>.
And so he managed to film it on his iPod:
(Actually that was the countdown before the worship songs and then Kings was Lucky Number 7 to be baptized.)
But then I could barely film it because Ms Rockstar woke up right on time:
(For the occasion, she's wearing a navy Jacadi cardigan and grey-with-moss-green-velvety-polka-dots Zara wool dress.)
And then she did this:
"Yay, Daddy got
dunked baptized! So happy for him! I love water too!" (She really, really does)
Ps: Am writing another post.... Those don't want to read my Christian testimonial stuff come back after lah...
Pps: We got back late enough that baths and bedtimes were late though... So Ms Rockstar was a handful last night... Payback for the car ride.
"Car!! In....... CAR!! Yet Again!! What. Is. WRONG. With You People???"
Ppps: It was also Ms Rockstar's 6mth-birthday yesterday...