Thursday, May 13, 2010

Diary of a flower girl's mom

Alyson Rosenberg, 33, is getting her five-year-old daughter Rachel ready for the big day -- Rosenberg's brother's wedding. Rachel is going to be a flower girl at the May 15 ceremony at the Boathouse in Prospect Park, Brooklyn.

In her sixth installment, Rosenberg details the excitement and anxiety of getting the flower girl-to-be ready for the big day. (To see the last installment, click here.)

Two more days until the wedding and we are all so excited. My brother has been staying with us for the past couple of days and it’s been great. He keeps telling Rachel how great she is going to be on Saturday, so I am just hoping that he is right and isn’t disappointed. I was thinking about why it matters so much to me. I know her behavior that night is no indication of what she is really like, etc., because kids are so moody and at any given moment, with all the circumstances a certain way, they could say or do anything. That’s the beauty of being four.

But, somehow, if she walks gracefully down the aisle, looks beautiful and does everything perfect, it is a reflection of my parenting -- everyone will think I am doing a great job as a mom. Weird and stupid I know, but that’s how I feel. I truly think she is going to enjoy the night, but, I am still a little scared that she is going to freeze when it’s her turn to come down the aisle.
Rachel is on board with the dress -- hasn’t even mentioned the other dress. Four-year olds are very fickle people. I really hope she gets a good night’s sleep tomorrow night because Saturday night is going to be a very late night for her. Saturday morning we are both getting our nails done first thing in the morning. She is so excited about that.  I am too. Then we are getting our hair done at 11 a.m. and then leaving for the wedding around 2 p.m. I hope she doesn’t mess her hair up on the drive to Brooklyn
 I have to just relax and let go. Everything will be okay. It’s all going to be great and whatever it is, it is, right? Tune in next time for the post-game show wrap-up!

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

When i got remarried for the second time,my two daughters who were 12 and ten at the time,begged me to let them be my 'little,cute flower girls' and naturally i couldnt refuse.they both told me they wanted to wear cute poofy white dresses with a veil.lace socks and cute shoes,so i told them okay that they could be my little flower girls.I bought them identical,poofy knee length flower girl dresses with matching veils,gloves,the lace anklets and the white mary janes shoes.they both had made their first holy communions the year before and i suggested to both of them that they both wear their first communion cloth diaper and rubber pants under their flower girl dresses since both outfits were almost the same.they both agreed to it so i took the two cloth diapers and the two pair of rubber pants out of their communion boxes.they day of the wedding i put their communion diaper and rubber pants on them at home then we went to the bridal dressing room and i put the rest of their outfit on them there.i got into my gown and was all ready.the daughters were excited and everything went off witout a hitch.

Anonymous said...

my 8 year old daughter was a flower girl in a cousins wedding last may,two weeks after her first communion.I did the same thing and put the daughters first communion diaper and rubberpants on her under the flower girl dress and she had white tights over them.very cute!

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