As you grow older and your friends and family begin to have children – that’s a given. There’s a chance you might be chosen to be the godparent, which would make you la comadre or el compadre. But are you prepared for the responsibilities? Here are a few things you can expect…
When your godchild is born, you’re expected to hook up the baby with their first
name tag piece of jewelry.
And he or she better have it ready to wear the day they leave the hospital.
If it weren’t for the baptism, you probably wouldn’t become a comadre / compadres… So you better pitch in for the fiesta.
Con el bolo. It’s the only time you’ll see kids diving for coins instead of candy.
Religious ceremonies aside, la comadre is looked to to bring food for parties or to help cook.
So if your comadre is ever mad at you, it’s because you didn’t help with the food.
And el compa usually handles las cervezas.
You have to take at leeeeast a six pack. But the more cerveza you take, the happier your compadre will be.
When it comes to bigger parties, los compadres are expected to pitch in some $$ para la banda.
Because what would your godchild’s first birthday party without a banda?
From then on, you goddaughter/godson better receive the best gift from you.
Don’t disappoint with cheap gifts.
Comadres *have* to keep each other updated on the latest chisme.
There really isn’t a better type of bonding for comadres than a good chisme exchange.
And it’s always a blast. #SALUDCOMPA
Las comadres y compadres have each others’ backs.
You have to be there to catch them and help lift them when they’re at their lowest.
Because what’s a comadre or compadre without a helping hand?
More importantly, las comadres y los compadres have to love each other the most through thick and thin.
But above all, this is a promise to guide this little one through life.
And teach them between right and wrong.
And love them unconditionally.