Prepping The Little Rug Rats

by admin on April 21, 2014

This isn’t really my nephew’s fault, but it’s a cautionary tale nonetheless. My nephew “X” was maybe 3 years old when his mother remarried. He wasn’t a member of the wedding party, but he was at the chapel they were married in. It was a small chapel. That’s an important fact.

My sister and future brother-in-law also had a professional bagpiper play for the wedding, both outside the chapel as guests were arriving, then inside the chapel just before the wedding commenced. Bagpipes are LOUD–and, as I mentioned before, it was a small chapel.

When the piper came in, poor X started adding his own wail to those of the pipes and ran and clung to Mommy, spooked by the pipes. My mother took him aside, turned him so he could see where the noise was coming from, and calmed him down.

So warning to all parents–if something’s going to be LOUD (like bagpipes or a pipe organ) Think Of The Children and at least give them a warning. 0412-14

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Cat April 21, 2014 at 3:57 pm

Yes, he didn’t know what bagpipes were. Why is that man squeezing that octopus?


Michelle C. Young April 22, 2014 at 7:23 pm

What an apt description! Thanks!


NostalgicGal April 22, 2014 at 1:23 am

Heck at that age a guy in a kilt is scary… I remember meeting my first fellow dressed up that way at that age, and though he had a nice smile, I wasn’t going to go ten feet to say hello to him.

A bit of preparation would have gone a long ways; and maybe because of the volume someone should have taken him out for a few moments anyways. Tender ears and all.


Enna May 14, 2014 at 1:33 pm

At least he calmed down and OP’s mother helped


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