Monday, July 18, 2011
Should we allow children on the Party Train?
So I’m getting married a week from tomorrow to the love of my life. Totally excited! Everything has gone pretty smoothly considering I’m DIYing most of my wedding in small town Iowa (yes, you have readers in Iowa).
We rented a street car/trolley/piece of local history to get us from the ceremony to the reception/to kill time in until all our guests get situated, and we had planned on stopping by our favorite bar for a drink, but that isn’t really going to work out so now we’ll just be hanging out on the trolley with our wedding party and a few beers. Classy, right?
My fiancé called me at work today to tell me that he really wants to bring his nephew (who is 13) on the trolley with us. I said I think this is weird and I don’t really want children riding around with our drinking/smoking friends, but he thinks it will be fun/nephew will have a good time/doesn’t understand why I don’t think this is a good idea. I know it’s only for an hour between things, but I just can’t get over how weird I think this is.
Do you think it’s weird? Should I put my foot down, or just suck it up?
Thanks for your advice!
I'm sure a 13-year-old can handle a little smoking and drinking. AREN'T THEY ALL DOING THAT ALREADY? (Or are things different in Iowa?)
But if you want to get all bawdy/silly/teary with your friends before you walk down the aisle, and you know the presence of your nephew-to-be will make you self-conscious, don't let him on the trolley.
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