So we were supposed to go to a wedding this weekend...the 4th and final one of the season (the "Wedding Season" that is.) We were going to take Griffin with us to the ceremony and to dinner, and then leave him with a babysitting already in progress for the remainder of the evening. Last night I decided I should call just to double check it was OK that we bring him, never thinking for a moment that it WOULDN'T be OK. Well I was wrong. It's not OK. Children are not welcome, full stop.
Now maybe I'm over-reacting, but I was hurt. My child is part of our family, he goes where we go. The last wedding we were at, frankly I think the Bride and Groom would have been offended if we DIDN'T bring our kids. I suppose we live a bit of a differest lifestyle where our children are a part of all we do - they are active participating members of the family. As a result, our children are very mild mannered, personable, and rarely an interuption at any of the events we bring them to. If we can't do an event with our children, generally we don't do it. Sure there are exceptions, but they are few. I suppose it was silly of me to assume it was cool, and leave it to the last minute to check.
This was kind of the straw that broke the back last night...OK, maybe there were a FEW straws yesterday, and it was the last one in a long day. Aside from the logistical nightmare that it presents to make this work (and let me tell you , it's more than I can handle right now) I don't know if I want to be somewhere where 1/3 of my family isn't welcome.
Am I over-reacting? Or should I just accept the fact that our "hippy-dippy" lifestyle is our own, and not necessarily that of others.