Hmm, wasn't there a show with a similar name? Well, it's not relevant.
But our family, every single one of us, Mom/Ora, Rosie and Abe, were all invited to go to 4 weddings this year! I haven't attended 4 weddings in the last decade!!! (Maybe only one.)
So we had to make some decisions about who was going to which wedding. I let the kids decide, with a little prompting for Abe.
The upshot was that all of us went to the wedding this weekend. It was the mother of a friend of Rosie's, whom I'm close to, and it was at our shule, so it was close by. It was a lovely wedding and I had a great time, but watching the kids interact was a different story.
Rosie hung out with her friends and Abe was seated at the "boys" table. The 2 younger boys (Rosie's age) mostly hung out with the girls, but Abe and another boy a year older than him mostly just sat there like lumps on a log. I did drag Abe out onto the dance floor once, but at one point I had to say to him and the other older boy, to move seats closer together and talk to each other!!
The dance floor was mostly populated by parents with the littlest kids and my table of friends- but at least Rosie wasn't complaining that I was embarrassing her!
So the 2nd wedding is next weekend. Rosie said no early on, but Abe liked the idea of going. I discouraged that. I'll admit it was selfish and figuring out how to get him back to school. But it also was because I asked him if he would dance and talk to people while we were there, and he said no. So I get to go by myself.
I'll tell you more about the other weddings when the dates get closer, but Rosie and I are going to one together and then all three of us again.
And the Bat Mitzvah... I'm the only one invited to the party. I'll pull out the dress that I wore to my nephew's party and go have some fun on the dance floor!