My oldest child has set her wedding date for the tenth time. It looks like this week we are on for June 15, 2013. Her fiance has demanded a “dry” wedding with the exception of a champagne toast for the bride and groom. In order for me to watch my baby girl marry this guy I am going to have to contact several distilleries and make some connections. At this point, I would even consider talking to the makers of Boones Farm and haven’t ruled out negotiating with the makers of Mad Dog 20/20.
*Disclaimer: Intense research was done on the previous paragraph as I have no knowledge of Boones Farm or Mad Dog 20/20 nor did I ever experiment with them 26 years ago. Let’s be clear on that friends.
Then there is the mother-of-the-bride dress. My daughter has chosen pink and green as her wedding theme colors. I typically do not ever wear pastels…they tend to drain all color out of my face. I remember my mother-in-law wearing black with cougar trim fur on my wedding day when our colors were burgundy and cream. Nothing says welcome to the family quite like all black and cougar trim. So yeah, I will politely go with the pink even though I will look like something out of The Walking Dead. This is my baby girl’s day, I have been through enough of these ceremonies to know that eventually you are going to look and/or feel like this anyway. If not on that day, give it a year or so.
You know what this means….yep…it’s time to step up my game big time. I have 15 months before D-Day. This means I get out my Biggest Loser DVD, My Wii Fit (don’t hate, I love that thing), My Celebrity Fitness Boot camp DVD, my ankle weights, my stair step thingy and continue my weights. If I have to wear a dress and get pictures taken, that is incentive enough for me!
Take It Or Leave It:
When your child is marrying somebody that is so far from perfect that you would rather just drink the Kool aid at a Jim Jones picnic, try to keep in mind that is about their happiness, not yours.