Friday, October 1, 2010

Now Just Stand There. Please?


My girls are lucky enough to get to take part in my little sister's wedding tomorrow, and they are absolutely thrilled! They've loved "Map" (as they call him) forever and were pretty excited when I explained that now he's marrying my sister, it means we get to keep him.

We've got their dresses, I've made their head wreaths, I've survived the hell that is shoe shopping; now we just need them to get down the aisle.

We had the rehearsal tonight. They did not walk serenely down the aisle and stop at the end as we had hoped. Baby B stomped down the aisle at top speed while Big B kept looking back at us to see what she should be doing. After a few tries, we decided that we would hold their hands and walk down together. Problem solved. Awesome. Except that once we've got them down there, they jump/run/dance.

They're having quite a short ceremony, only about 15 minutes or so, but it occurred to us that there is no way on earth that these girls will stand still quietly while the grownups are babbling. So the plan is this: we will walk them down the aisle and as we pass Grandma, we will hand them off. The first time we tried this, baby B stood up on the seat, turned around and starting jumping up and down.

New plan: we will walk them down the aisle and as we pass Grandma, we will hand them off. Grandma will reach into her purse and pull out two fully charged iphones loaded up with "Where's Waldo". Problem solved.

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