Monday, September 10, 2007
For some reason, my children seem to have some interesting ideas of what it takes to "get married." Often, if they see Eric and I hugging, kissing, or just cuddling, they'll say "mommy and daddy are getting married again!" This from at least 3 children who have been in weddings. Anyway, these days, getting married also entails dancing a waltz. Somehow, this was picked up from "Little House on the Prairie" in which ma and pa do quite a bit of waltzing.
Today, Katrina decided she and Seth should play "getting married." I found it an amusing parallel to reality.
Katrina: I'm talking to someone and you have to say "we need to get married." (begins to talk with imaginary friend)
Enter Seth: (saying with some impatience) "We need to get married."
The waltzing begins with the couple humming the music.
Katrina: No, not that song.
Seth continues humming.
Katrina: No, I don't like that song! Do this one.
Katrina: You have to smile when you're married.
The dance continues until Seth walks away.
Sometimes, we women wait and wait for a proposal from our beloved. He better do it just the way we want it. Then, we cunningly dictate how the wedding, and life following, is to be run.
Then, we have to tell our husbands to smile and hope he doesn't walk away!
Here's hoping that we all are graciously dancing with smiling partners!