This weekend we’re flying down to Florida for Corbi’s wedding. I am going to be a bridesmaid and Ian and Claudia are going to be the ring bearer and the flower girl.
The kids seem a little bit confused about what a wedding is. They have never been to one before and Ian wants to know if I will still be his Mommy at the wedding and Claudia wants to know if I will still have the same face.
Yeah, that same face thing, I have no idea what that means but she has been asking about it for months.
Anyway, I came up with the genius idea today of showing The Goon Squad my wedding video. Even though I didn’t have a flower girl or a ring bearer I figured that it would give them a better idea of what a wedding was all about.
We were watching the video (Claudia kept saying that Grandpa had the same glasses and I had the same neck – whatever that means) and the kids were fascinated. They especially liked it that Daddy had a ponytail and so did Mark and Uncle Mike. Claudia, in normal girl fashion, loved my big white dress and all of the flowers.
Then Ian said – Uh, oh! I think something scary is about to happen.
Me: Nothing scary is going to happen. It was a happy day.
Ian: But something bad is going to happen.
Me: Nope. I was there. nothing bad happened. It was a wonderful day. It was the day I married your father.
Ian: But, nothing scary happens the whole time?
Me:Well, later at the reception Todd breakdances. I guess that part is kind of scary.
I didn’t tell him this, but there was something else that scared me a little bit. I got married in October of 1999. We’ve been married for eight years and now my wedding video is starting to look dated. I mean, I knew it was going to happen sooner or later, (I’m already to the point in my life where my hair in my senior picture* makes me cringe) but part of me still feels like it all happened so recently. Growing up is strange.
* Sorry, I was going to show you my senior picture, but I couldn’t find a copy. Who has one? Lori? Mom?