Thursday, April 28, 2011

quit raining on my royal wedding

Tomorrow morning is the royal wedding.
Amélie and I are waking up early and watching it.
There.  I said it.  I've been afraid to post this confession on Facebook, namely because people who aren't watching it are scorning those who apologetically admit that they are.
I understand.  I do.
I remember being obsessed, as a 7-year-old little girl, with the "fairytale wedding" of Charles and Di.
Amélie is that 7-year-old little girl now.
I remember that my grandma and my great-grandma woke up to watch it.
My daughter's grandma and great-grandma are planning on waking up to watch the wedding of the next royal generation tomorrow morning.
I remember finding out that Princess Diana had died late at night from a security guard at the In-'N-Out drive-thru in Inglewood, CA.
I remember my 23-year-old self getting up at 3:30 in the morning a few days later to watch her funeral in my Los Angeles apartment.

Maybe it's crazy to get up early tomorrow morning to watch a wedding.
A wedding that, many say, will end in divorce.
But must we be so freaking cynical?

Amélie will never forget that she and her mom woke up early, cuddled on the couch, ate scones and drank tea, and watched yet another fairytale wedding. 
I don't regret it.
I won't regret it.

But there has been news coverage ad nauseam about this event, you say?
I can't empathize.
I haven't turned on my TV in weeks. 

Feel free to sleep in tomorrow.  You will, most certainly, be more awake and less cranky than I will be at this time tomorrow night.

But quit raining on my royal wedding.


1 comment:

  1. I didn't get up and watch it, simply because I had to work. But I did watch it in fast forward on the internet. I watched Diana's wedding and I remember it to this day, it was historic, so is this one. I refuse to be cynical, they are in love and have as much a chance as anyone else at making a go of it.

    Don't regret that special moment with your daughter, it reminds us women that each of us is a Princess on our special day!!!!