I’m a pseudo-godparent. Because I’m Jewish, I can’t be the godparent to my friend “Karen”‘s son. But that gives me the best of both worlds – I know that she wants me to play a role in her child’s life, and I am not obligated to attend to his religious needs. Basically, I just get to do fun stuff like send presents. When he’s older, I hope I can do things like take him to the movies or a hockey game. (My friend lives in Raleigh; there’s a pro hockey team but no baseball or football.)

Do you have a godchild? If so, what is your relationship with him or her like?