Horror stories involving children
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A couple from our church was getting married. The
groom's family was very fond of our three active young boys and thought of
them as taking up where they had left off. They wanted our youngest son,
Joel, to be the ring bearer, because he was a special buddy of the
groom's. However, Joel was only four, and he could be rather rambunctious,
so they decided to have eight-year-old Danny be the ringbearer.
The big day came, and Danny looked so grown up in his
white tux. He and the flower girl walked up the aisle, and the
ceremony began. Within a few minutes, boredom set in, and Danny began
to shift from foot to foot. Finally he visibly YAWNED several times. I turned
several shades of red and sank into the church pew. The guests choked
with laughter. After what seemed like an eternity the ceremony was finally
over. Fortunately, the bride and groom were very relaxed about the whole
thing, but I could've died!
My friend whom we'll call Jennifer and her 3 year old
daughter whom we'll call Evelyn have this story. Mother and daughter have
always been very close and the youngster often "helps" mummy get
dressed Evelyn particularly enjoys dressing for formal events. Sometimes
Evelyn wanted to be just like mommy and would wear undershirts and
matching panties. Jennifer dressed Evelyn with care the day of
the wedding of a distant relative. Evelyn had chosen a yellow
matching undergarments for that day.
During the ceremony when the officiant got to the
part where they ask if anyone present can show just cause why the couple
may not be joined of course the usual silence ensued. Suddenly to my
friend's horror her 3 year old suddenly yelled out, "Heelllo!
I'm wearing a lellow bra and panties under my dress today!" It
was a few moments before everyone could compose themselves and continue
with the ceremony.
This is a story from my parent's wedding 46 years
ago. My dad's brother was best man, my mom's sister was MOH, there were
two other adult attendants, and since my uncle had six children, they all
(except the youngest, who was only a year old) had a part -- the oldest
boy was junior groomsman, the oldest girl was junior bridesmaid, the
youngest boy was the ring bearer, and the twin girls were flower girls.
The wedding was lovely (the pictures attest to that)
and all went very well, until the reception.
Apparently, the junior groomsman was teasing his
little brother and little brother had had Enough! Unfortunately, his
timing wasn't the best.
Just as two nice, elderly ladies were commenting on
how well behaved the children had been -- "especially that ring
bearer. He was so cute, and so well mannered!" -- he hauled off and
hit his brother with the pillow.
I absolutely love your site, and am SO very grateful
that my wedding was horror-story free! I do, however, have one very cute
story to tell you.
I have three younger sisters, one of whom was 8 at
the time I was getting married. I had planned to make her a junior
bridesmaid, but after a few tears on her part, I relented and made her one
of my flower girls. I had planned for the two flower girls to carry the
basket between them and scatter petals on the aisle runner, but there was
a slight mix-up and Kim ended up walking down the aisle by herself with
the flower basket. (The other girl walked down the aisle with the
ringbearer. Different, but they looked cute).
So, the beautiful music is playing, I'm standing at
the back of the church with my mother, both of us extremely nervous and
very emotional, when all of a sudden, I hear the wedding coordinator gasp
and say, "Oh my goodness, she's throwing the petals at the
guests!". Now, my darling sister had just recently started playing
baseball, and had decided to practice her pitching, I guess! Needless to
say, everyone in the church was laughing, including my mom and I. It was
actually just what I needed - laughter is a great stress reliever!
After the ceremony, the other flower girl - my MoH's
daughter, who had been the flower girl in her parent's wedding, walked my
sister down the aisle, showing her how to scatter the petals on the
runner. Shame no one had thought to do that *before* the wedding....LOL
Thanks for letting me share this!
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