DD is growing up. As difficult as it is to come to terms with it, the truth of the matter is that she will and there's nothing I can do about it. No amount of cuddles and kisses can slow down the process.
But there's still some time before she flies out of the nest, finds her passion, gets a mate and starts a family of her own. And logically, this conclusion does make sense, since she is only 5.
Alas, she brought me to a new reality yesterday. She had officiated her friend's wedding, and had also tied the knot with some dude - in her school.
"What?" I correctly over reacted. "What do you mean you got married?"
"Yes, Mamma, I also offi-f-fi-ciated Stella* and Leo's* marriage. We made music with our mouths ( hums
'Here comes the Bride' )and were dressed up and everything"
And I also got married to Kenny*.
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"How? Were your teachers there?"
"Yes. My teacher helped me dress up in this shiny fabric and they kept rushing me to come out..."
"The wedding people, they said 'come soon, come soon'.
. But I was not ready and my teacher asked everybody to wait. Then when I was ready, they all did (hums 'and I walked in. Johnny* offi-f-fi-ciated our wedding...and we - Kenny and I could either kiss each other on the cheek, or hold hands or stare at each other. We stared and it was very weird." Here comes the Bride')
"Yeah, it is weird isn't it? But how did Johnny officiate?"
"Same like I did. "Do you Stella ting-tong-ting-tong Leo as your awfully husband, and do you Leo ting-tong-ting-tong Stella as your awfully wife"
And I could not contain my self. Awful husband and wife??
"But it was just for pretend" she said, thinking something was wrong, or I wouldn't laugh like a maniac.
"Oh are you sure?" I tried wiping away the tears from all the laughter.
"Yes Mamma. I don't even like Kenny, he only keeps sitting and does not do anything."
"Ha. She's learning fast" I thought. (About general husbands, not like my super helpful husband. Hi, dear!)
"So you are now Kenny's awful wife?"
"Yeah, why do they say that, Mamma? Why do they say awful?"
"All in good time darling, all in good time. Till then, let's just say ting-tong-ting-tong. That sounds nice right?"
"And funny! Ting-tong-ting-tong!!"
*Not their real name.