Tuesday, February 15, 2011

See you somewhere else, Little Ones!

Before I say anything else, I have to tell you all that I love babies. Love. Them. (source)

Oh man. I die. The cuteness overload? I can barely handle it!
Whatever - I had too. It's just that cute.

To most accurately describe my feelings on babies, I could just say that I want to rake them up like fall leaves and just dive into the middle of that baby pile. Word.

Anyway, Mr. G loves babies as well and I can't wait until a few years from now when we can have a whole mess of our own.

Keep in mind, I consider a baby anything from like a newborn to two or three years old. It's children from the ages of like 5 - 15 that I have a problem with. I have no family members younger than 21 so I get all akward around that pre-teen age (like Mr. G's little sister) because I don't know how to act around them.

I'm rambling, I realize that, I'm too distracted by those adorable photos at the top of the post. What is my point, exactly? My point is that while babies are the cutest thing ever, they can also be a pain in the butt - specially when you think of them at a wedding.
No body wants a crying baby at their wedding.

I know many bees have blogged about this, and it is a tough decision. I mean, how to you make the choice whether or not to include little ones in your big day?

I mean, it's got be be hard to purposely leave family members out of your wedding just because they're young, and you also run the risk of offending your parent-friends by telling them to leave the tots behind.

Where do Mr. Giraffe and I on this issue? Well, I'm not sure, but luckily, we don't really even have to make the decision.

I know, you're all ready jealous.

Here's the thing. Mr. G and I are in our early 20s and our equally as young friends really haven't started having kids yet.

Out of all of our guests, there is one girl with a three year old, two families with a 12/13 year old (one being my Junior Bridesmaid/FSIL), two families with a 16 year old, and one 6 year old.

Easy peasy, right? The three year old is out as is the 6 year old. The 13 year olds can come because there's only two of them and they're both close to the families (or actually in Mr. G's immediate family for that matter), and I love that 16 year old like a little brother so he's totally in.

All other guests are 18 or older. I love it! This works out so nice for us. With the exception of two families, Mr. G and I don't have to go through the daunting task of telling every one to leave their little ones at home. How awesomely lucky is that?

Anybody else not invite kids by default? (And be honest, how lucky did you feel that i happened that way?)