Last month we were watching a TV show where one of the main characters got married. Annie was nearby, playing with some of her toys, when she suddenly said, “I’m going to get married!” I replied, “Yeah, someday you might!” She said, “No, I’m going to get married now. To Daddy!” When I told her that Daddy was already taken, she pouted for a moment, then quickly recovered. “I will marry Rigby!” When Mike explained to her that humans and dogs don’t get married, she was quiet. After a few minutes she announced, “I am going to marry Georgie!”
Georgie is my friend Tara’s son. He was born just a few months after Maddie, and Tara and I always joked that they’d grow up and date. But now it’s looking like little sister has her eye on Georgie.
Annie can go on for hours about her wedding. She’ll tell you about her dress, the music, her cake. She’ll tell you that she wants to dance all night. I seriously don’t know where she comes up with this stuff. But the funniest thing is when she talks about Georgie. Ever since she declared her intentions, she’s taken to referring to him as her husband. As in, “Will my husband be at the party?” Or when she sees a picture of him, she says, “What’s my husband doing?”
This is only going to get “worse” because my cousin Leah got engaged right before Christmas (yay!). Annie has pretty much planned Leah’s entire wedding for her, right down to Leah’s “beautiful, beautiful ball gown” and mac and cheese and ice cream dinner. Annie just saved you a lot of planning time, Leah!
All joking aside, I guess this just goes to show that Annie is absorbing everything around her, even when I have no idea she’s even paying attention. I need to start watching TV shows about cleaning, and reap the benefits of whatever she picks up.
Lest you think this is one-sided, when Tara was telling her husband about Annie referring to Georgie as her husband, Georgie pointed to himself and said, “That’s me!” So basically, these two can never play alone together again. Especially because Annie already has a white dress.
Omgggggggggg her tummy peeking out from under her shirt in the first picture is the cutest thing I’ve ever seen!!!!
Isn’t it?! I just want to squeeze her.
Annie is adorable as always! Our twins often talk about marrying each other. So, at least Georgie is in a different family. . .
I LOVE HER!
So Sweet!!! I love how Georgie’s on board!!!! ha ha Is Annie going to be in Leah’s wedding party? OMG!!! She would make the CUTEST flower girl!!!!
Michelle in MO says:
I wouldn’t let them play with her wearing her little scrubs either! Have you seen Grey’s Anatomy? Seriously, you need to buy her one of those big fat Bride magazines. That would both blow her mind and keep her busy for quite awhile.
Let her watch Say Yes To The Dress on TLC. I LOVE that show!!! Keep her away from Bridezillas though!
Annie is so cute, and Georgie is pretty tall for his age!!??
If in some crazy way, they actually do end up together, someone has GOT to put up that second picture when they’re getting ready to wheel in the wedding cake.
Oh, totally seconded. In fact, I’d want that to be the face of the wedding invitations.
My 5-year-old has his wife picked out too- a little friend from church. She’s 3 and she’s all for it. It’s a little scary.
So my daughter did this same thing when she was around 2. Picked her husband, planned their wedding, the whole bit. Everyone played along and it was adorable. But now she’s 5. And it is STILL GOING. And unfortunately, while Annie and Georgie don’t seem that far apart in age, my girl has her eyes set on a 17 year old. I am so afraid of the day he gets married for real.
You could always hope that she will go into a “boys are yucky” phase in a couple of years… and it lasts longer than it takes him to get married.
There’s hope: my best friend at 5 was a boy, but by the time I was 6 boys were gross, and I didn’t change my mind about that until my teens. =P
Just so long as she doesn’t start pinning her future wedding on Pinterest… that would be scary
Her tummy! So cute. And she’s totally checking out his butt.
Aw, how sweet! Definitely hold onto those photos — I just got married in September and my mom surprised me at the rehearsal dinner by putting up framed photos of me at about Annie’s age in a little wedding dress costume that I loved and a play bouquet. Everyone loved them!
Okay, I totally want to go to a wedding where the bride wears a big beautiful ballgown and serves mac and cheese and ice cream. As long as there’s cake too of course, because there are very few things more delicious than wedding cake.
This is hilarious!! I feel forewarned now on what to expect from girls.
Hi, I’ve never commented before, but I feel like I know you guys. Love your blog! Anyway, my daughter turned on this show today called Sophia the First on Disney and omg does Sophia remind me of Annie!! So if you’ve never seen it, check it out. I’m sure she will looovvee it!!
Too cute!!!! Love it!!! I hope they’ll be very happy together!!! (ROFL)
AND Congrats to Leah, too!!! That’s wonderful! And how nice of Annie to take care of all the wedding planning! Can her dress be altered for Leah too?
So sweet! I remember wanting to be a bride as a kid — and sharing the same wedding dress Halloween costume with my younger sister. Now we’re both engaged (and on the same day!), though I doubt there will be any dress swapping or event-sharing in the coming year . . .