Poor old 13 year old Chris in the Summer/Fall of 2006. His sister Nikki was being married and asked him to wear a costume and help out her son Kieran as ring bearer in her wedding party. He was both honoured and embarassed. Had to wear a special outfit to match Kieran’s, and be singled out a bit in the wedding party. He enjoyed it, but as a 13 year old boy, well, was a bit ruffled.
Then his sister Jacqui announced her wedding and the fact that he should wear a tuxedo for it alongside his Dad. It was almost more than he could bear. He said, oh great, another wasted Saturday!!!. Both sisters picked long weekends for their weddings, which made it all the more bittersweet for a 13 year old boy.
He enjoyed both weddings and was honoured to be singled out for both, but at the same time, no Nintendo, no TV, no computer games, and lots and lots of older people and speeches …..