Apart from family vacations, summer months brings weddings galore. Made to wear tiny tuxedos and more ruffles than a bag of chips, countless children have fallen victim to being ring bearers or flower girls.
We've been fortunate to have only been invited to a few weddings while our son was young – and only one having him as a member of the wedding party.
When we do attend the ceremony and reception, our usual arsenal of wedding entertainment has included coloring books and crayons, action figures (which may backfire during a church ceremony) and stuffed animals. For the most part, our distractions have worked.