We have good friends who also happen to live on an island. Unfortunately, it’s not my island and it’s frankly way too far away. I hope our kids will be friends forever. My kids are certainly trying to find a way to forever link our families. The Babcocks have the same demographics as the Stiffs, 3 girls one boy. Their one boy was born just a few months before our third girl. There are four older sisters, my two in particular that have been plotting their marriage since birth. In fact, my girls remind Bria all the time that Charles was her first kiss and here’s the evidence. They were totally set up by their sisters in a princess tent.
Now that we live so far away, I was telling my friend yesterday that I LOVE Charles for a whole new reason. Bria is very aware of her older sisters. She knows they talk about who is cute and what girl likes what boy. Charles is the unattainable perfect boy for her. You know, as long as he stays on his island and we stay on ours. There was a little boy at school that was very sweet on Bria. Bria pretty much let him know, we’ll be great buddies but I have Charles. Don’t tell Bria, but so far, Charles hasn’t exhibited the same sort of loyalty. Apparently she has competition.
As I was talking to Charles’ mom, she sent me a text with all his wonderful attributes for a prearranged marriage. It included his lego building skills being a good indicator that he would follow in the footsteps of the other men in his family to become and engineer. My text back said, beautiful children is all I’ve got. Bria plans on being a warrior princess and I’m not really sure which occupation has that in the job description. Suddenly, it hits me…she’ll stay home like her mother. That and the fact that she doesn’t have a dowry means… we’ve really got nothing… Except how cute they are together even when they’re island apart.
As the girls and Grandma planned the lovely couple’s future…(Charles I hope at some point you develop a taste for bourbon because I’m pretty sure they have you in a lake house in Kentucky) other things about marriage came up. Arleigh started asking how many schools I attended with Ray. (just college) Did you know him before? (yes) Like elementary school before? (No) Apparently I have one (Hanan) who thinks it’s weird to only date one person all through school and then get married. Apparently you wouldn’t have considered all your options. (Heaven help me!) Arleigh would prefer one and done. (Thank you!!!) Clearly I have my work cut out for me. Seriously, I would be thrilled with a Bria/Charles match up. I have awesome pictures for the wedding!Read More