Tuesday, August 18, 2009

The Wedding Bell Blues

Do you know that song? It's an oldie but goody so to speak. But today I'm not talking about a girl trying to get a guy to marry her but whom to take once she does. NOT TWO TODDLERS. And certainly not two toddlers who when you say "shhhhh" as the bride starts down the aisle they holler "Pig, pig!"

This had little to do with the stature of the impending betrothed and more to do with the fact that when I say "shhh" I usually follow it up with "the pigs are sleeping" referring to our nighttime routine wherein we pretend their ceramic pigs are going "night night" when they are. So, yes, my kids yelled "Pig!" as the bride walked down the aisle. I figure we don't even owe the obligatory gift certificate from Crate and Barrel now -- we've already given a gift that keeps on giving.

Let this be a lesson to the unmarried never to invite children to their wedding. That and the fact their parents won't have a very good time. Despite that bar you see in the background of the photo, we were unfortunately not able to hit it.

Does parenting get any easier? Just asking.

PS -- Please note twin on right is still orange, which luckily for us went with the wedding color themes.


  1. Orange or....tan? I am just sayin'. It's all how you look at it.

  2. I know you were probably embarrassed at the time, but what a fun story to tell them when they're older. I bet the bride was chuckling too. How could you not? So funny!

  3. I needed a good laugh. Thank you for that story. I can just imagine the whole scenario. Good times. Was there a videographer that might have caught it on tape? Sorry you didn't get to hit the bar. I'm sure you both knocked back a few when you returned home. Take care.

  4. That is so funny. At least they don't speak better and didn't say "Hey, mama, look...she's wearing a white dress!"

    I think parenting gets easier. I'm not sure because my son is only 2 1/2 and I'm still learning...not the easy way either.

  5. This mother of a 17 month old is hoping as hell that things get easer! I don't see it happening for a while, though (like another 40 years). BTW, I came to you via Wendy Aaron's blog & am enjoying the laughs. Don't worry, you're not stealing from her, just sharing.

  6. OMG I'm dying here of laughter. Poor pig bride!! And, no. It doesn't get easier. It gets harder and harder and fucking harder. And then they get to be teenagers.