Aunt Netta's getting married... ご結婚おめでとうございます.
Netta has a backyard wedding today. It will be busy, and Zoey's very excited. I'm preparing for a day of Zoey on display, you know, one of those fairly high maintenance days where a little girl gets a lot of attention, so you have to kind of sit back and let that happen, because it's gonna happen, but then be ready to swoop in because nobody's really paying 100% attention, as conversations ebb and flow and people come and go...and although she'll be a popular party favor, she'll still be just a two and a half year old that really deceives people with all her volcano and tornado talk.
June will be very busy. Grandad and Baachan will be very busy, and Aunt Netta will obviously be kinda tied up. Zo will be passed around like a tray of drinks and since Dad's the only one without a specific wedding task or responsibility, I am charged with keeping the Zed from disappearing into the neighbors yard, tripping down stairs, getting sunburnt, forgetting to eat, falling into the creek, changing diapers, and assessing the need for a nap. It's a vital role, and I'm looking forward to it, but it's gonna be beyond a busy day.
Zoey will be excited to see her Aunt Netta in a wedding dress, and she'll be excited to be all gussied up herself, just like Mummy. She'll be excited to help with things in any way that she can, and she'll very likely be a tiny little obstacle on occasion, but she'll be staring up at an Aunt, a Grandma, her Mum, and a host of other big girls and make no mistake about it, these are the moments that she will use to filter her ideas of how a marriage begins, so in that regard, it is no small day even for this small girl. These are the first, and perhaps lasting, notions of what she perceives big girls do. They grow up and get married, just like the princesses in her books. These things just deflect off of little boys armor, but girls are porous in these emotional moments. Girls pay attention.
Good luck Aunt Netta. Someone is watching.