I came home from an engagement party with all sorts of funny thoughts running through my head to blog about. I really love the couple, though I don't know them that well because I am old enough to be their parents. I really love the girl's parents (no offense to the boys parents, I do not know who they are, but they must be great because their son is great.) So I had all of these ideas and before I went to write it, son #2 said, "stop mom, please blog safely, because you know what happens when you don't..." ahh, wise words from the 15 year old eating on my couch with no napkin. But he is right. I have unintentionally insulted people before and that is not what I want to do...but here are my thoughts. The boy is 20. Son #1 is 17. I cannot imaging son #1 being engaged in 3 years. I cannot imagine son #1 getting on a plane and leaving his mommy for a year to "learn" in Israel(though he keeps telling me 2 years and he keeps telling my that he likes his father better..but that's for a different blog).
I walked into this engagement party feeling like I was 100 years old. All these kids flocking to each other, doing the "OH MY GOD YOU LOOK AMAZING!!!" scream to one another. Was I ever like that? Young? Carefree? Happy to see other people? The screaming, I am sure I did..the other stuff, not so much. But it was nice to see the young couples in love...they bring out the best in each other..smiles, laughter, whispers followed by blushing. It is sweet and adorable. I could go down the cynical route and bring up the cattle prods and kneecap breaking, but why ruin the fairy tale. At this time, at this place, all was magical. And that is the way it should be in the beginning...and it would be nice if it was like that in the middle..and all throughout their lives. So I stuck a lollypop with the picture of the bride and groom in my pocket, with their faces sticking out, so I could bring smiles to those who saw my accessory (or people just thought "wow, big girl wearing food, there's a funny sight.") And I wish the happy couple and their families only good health and happiness, a tension free wedding and a life just like a fairy tale.