The BBC Online Magazine ran a story loooking at the frequently discussed issue of whether children should be invited to weddings. The thing that really bugs me is comments like this one
My husband approached his best man, asking if we could bring her and explaining she would take no space or cost money as she was very tiny and consumed only milk – but he turned us down flat. My husband went to the wedding on his own, and we haven’t seen the couple in question since. As far as we’re concerned, if they can’t accept our kids, we’re not that keen to meet up with them.
My reply to this lady is simple. “If you are not prepared to accept their wish to not have children at their wedding then I can be pretty sure that they are not too keen on meeting up with you either!”
What is it with parents and their little darlings?
“If my kids are not invited I am not going either” – why not?? Get over youself and stop being so selfish!
“I can’t get a baby sitter” – with 12 months notice? Come on, get real.
“Other kids are not invited, but not mine. It’s not fair” – Boo hoo. Suppose you will be taking your ball home now?
“My kids won’t cause any trouble, they are well behaved” – Hand on heart time ; always, 24*7*365, 100% guaranteed to not spoil the bride and grooms day? Yes? Don’t believe you.
“Children create a great atmosphere” – Brilliant, throw a party of your own and enjoy it.
Lets face it, the kids are not going to know what they are missing and probably would not care anyway, so perhaps the real reason parents get all up tight about this issue is simply down to their own selfishness?
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