I can’t pretend that I knew what a cradling ceremony was before we were invited to one, but now I know. It’s a naming ceremony … the Christian version is basically the baptism. A work friend of Robin’s from India just had her first kid, and we went to a ceremony that turned out to be mostly a dinner party … I think the naming had already been done! I can testify to one unassailable fact: when attending such a ceremony, the food is going to be yummy yummy yummy. I had … well, I can’t name everything, several different meat dishes with rise and naan, all of it delicious.
But Robin will remember it for more than just the good food and good company: