In general, I haven’t been to many weddings in my adult life. Really your “Adult Life” is when you start going to weddings that you really care about. Sure I went to a family wedding here or there, but I was more interested in cake than what the wedding actually meant.
This year there are a crazy amount of weddings, we just went
to our first of 4 in the next few months.
I really do love going to weddings and enjoying this amazing time of
celebrating the union of 2 awesome people with all their other friends and
family. Recently the wedding talk caused
a very interesting conversation with Jordan that I wish to share in this brief
blog (since it is a 10 minute break blog and not a lunch hour blog).
The wedding we just went to was Brad and Heidi. You should remember Brad, he’s the one I ran
over in my car 10 times. I picked up the
kids from school on Thursday (usually daddy’s job), so Jordan was curious as to
why. I told her that Daddy was in Fresno
to help Brad get things ready for his wedding, because he was in his
wedding. Jordan asked if she could be in
I told her no, that usually little kids aren’t in weddings
unless they are the Flower Girl or Ring Bearer and that is usually somebody
from their family.
She got sad and quiet and asked if she could ever be in a
wedding. I told her I didn’t know. Taylor joined in by whining she wanted to be
in one to…so I reminded her she WAS in a wedding when she was 2. She got quiet.
I also told the kids that Elijah was going to be in Uncle
Sam’s wedding as the Ring Bearer though.
Jordan asked if she could be the Flower Girl. I told her no again, because they had a
different flower girl. She sat quietly
for a few moments before this:
Jordan: I know! I can be their butterfly girl!
Me: Butterfly girl?
Jordan: Yeah, you know.
Me: What is a butterfly girl?
Jordan: I’ll catch a lot of butterflies and hold them in my
hands. And then let them fly away at the
Me: If you touch them with your hands they won’t fly.
Jordan: Ok, I’ll catch them with a big net and keep them in
a basket and keep it covered. And then uncover
it so they fly away at the wedding.
Me: That’s a cool idea Jordan, but I don’t think Uncle Sam
and Aunt Tiffany need butterflies at their wedding.
Jordan: Everybody needs butterflies!