I don’t hate babies. I don’t hate children. But I am incredibly uncomfortable and nervous around them, I don’t really know what to do with them. Mr. Gummibear loves watching me when I’m forced to interact with children. My best friend from elementary school placed her 5 month old little girl on my lap… I just stared at her silently. Mr. GB says to interact, but I just freeze, afraid I’m going to break it. He’s fine, he loves well behaved children – and particularly my friend’s son and daughter.
He wanted to have children at the wedding, at least a ring bearer and flower girl, but we didn’t know any children. A few months after the above awkward event, he asked me if we could ask her about having her two children as part of the ceremony. I told him that her son is a good age, but her daughter is only 1 as of this year, but they are both very very well behaved and really wonderful, so I imagine that if it were possible, they’d be perfect.
Determined, Mr. GB came up with the idea of having her daughter ride in a flower decorated radio flyer being pulled by her brother.
The idea is adorable! I ran it by my friend and she was really excited, and thought both her kids would have a lot of fun.
Less than three months to go and I’m trying to figure out the logistics of adding this and finding a dress and suit for her kids. I don’t even know where to start – and a little girl at barely 1 is growing so quickly, I don’t know how I’ll find a dress that will still fit her by the time the wedding comes!
But it’s too cute – I can’t resist. I’m adding more than I need to my plate, but it’s worth it!