Since Iíve already shared my mother-of-the-bride gown. I thought Iíd show you my
wedding speech. Yes, itís in my special format, but thatís because Iím special,
right? Anyway hereís the quiz I gave the two kids. Hint: The right answer can be
"All of the Above."
Which of the following is true about Sheri?
a. She painted her room in trees that look like dying broccoli and blames her
mother for the result.
b. She went to bed every night strangling our cat. She hugged the poor creature
like a stuffed animal and would not let go no matter what it did back.
c. She spent two months singing "I feel pretty."
d. In her bedroom, she had a Barbie town house, Barbie convertible car, Barbie
ranch--3 of them, Barbie veterinary hospital, plus the clothing and accessories
for all of it. Alex might have dreamed of getting a superpower, but Sheri
dreamed about ballgowns, a zillion-acre ranch, and Mustangs.
Answer: All of the above. For A, I was trying to be supportive
of her creative talents. I knew that artistically she was still growing, but I
never thought sheíd blame me afterwards. I never stopped her from painting over
it. As for C, she was Maria in the high school production of West Side Story. So
itís not as lame as it sounds. And the rest? Well, that was just Sheri.
Alex was a juvenile scofflaw. Yes, he was. Why? Because...
a. He spent his summer nights tipping cows.
b. He spent his nights dreaming of ways to make a Catwoman robot.
c. He loved setting off illegal fireworks
d. He found Superman's fortress of solitude and won't tell the government where
Answer: C. And yes, thatís all I could get out of his family.
They actually spent a long time trying to think of something mischievous.
Frankly, the boy is scarily perfect.
Couples are stuck with each otherís families. So how do the respective
families feel? What does Alexís family think of Sheri?
a. She's provisionally accepted depending on how quickly the grandchildren appear.
b. Please, we're just glad Alex stopped stalking Anne Hathaway
c. She's great! Let me tell you about the other girls he's dated...
d. We think anyone willing to put up with two snakes, a weird cat, and five
fishtanks is made for Alex.
Answer: D. Yes, they have a pet obsession. Alex likes the
non-furry ones, Sheri loves the furballs.
What Sheriís family links of Alex:
a. Dave loved him the minute Alex confessed he had a practical car and can
change the oil himself! Well, he knows how to google how to change the oil.
b. Amanda knew he was the one for Sheri when she witnessed a geek spat between
them over who was in the "real science" (biology vs. chemistry)
c. He won Jade's heart when he knew the title of her latest book. (Sheri had no
d. Please, he's so perfect that if they split up, we're keeping him.
Answer: All of the Above. Because, yes, he is that perfect.
Advice for a long lasting marriage:
a. Find a way to always laugh together. If you have that, you can face anything.
b. Make sure to always have date time together and an apart time to keep sane.
c. Sacred advice from when Dave and I got married: Never buy your bed from Sears
because they stand behind everything they sell
d. Keep Sheri caffeinated and give Alex a man cave for whatever pets he wants.
Yes, even spiders. (But then you'll have to visit me in my hotel cause I'm not
going in there...)
Answer: D. Welcome to the family, Alex. It only gets weirder
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I'm taking notes, just in case one of my three ever decides to get married and I need to make a speech! This will be a wonderful event - are you going to be in that hot little number when you give The Speech?
(Beth Fuller 12:38pm August 8, 2014)