It’s the season of tulle and tuxes, tiered cakes and table settings. In honor of all the upcoming wedding celebrations, I thought you might enjoy some marriage advice from a few love experts. Where did I find such wise relationship specialists? At a local elementary school, of course.
My daughter’s second-grade teacher, the kind and lovely Allison Murphy at South River Elementary School, recently married a lucky gentleman named Charles Alves. To mark the special occasion, parents and students decided to organize a surprise classroom wedding shower.
One week before the wedding, while the students and Miss Murphy were out of the classroom, parents swooped in with decorations, flowers, fancy napkins, white-frosted cupcakes and chocolate-dipped strawberries. When Miss Murphy walked back into the classroom, the kids shouted, “Surprise! Surprise!”
Miss Murphy, ever the good sport, swooned a bit and feigned the perfect amount of shock. The kids crowded around her, offering hugs and high fives, delighted to celebrate such a wonderful teacher. (Full disclosure: The tower of treats may have contributed just a teeny bit to the excitement as well.)
The students were particularly thrilled to present Miss Murphy with a special gift—a book filled with their artwork and words. Every student had drawn a picture of what they envisioned Miss Murphy would look like on her wedding day. And, as you know, nothing quite captures physical beauty like a crayon in the hands of an 8 year old.
“I can only hope I look this good walking down the aisle!” exclaimed Miss Murphy, probably wondering if she could really pull off the elegant Circle Shoe, Invisible Nose look.
Additionally, each student wrote a few words of advice for a happy marriage. The comments ranged from sweet and innocent to practical and detailed.
Grab a pen, newlyweds, this is where it gets real:
“For a happy marriage, you should have kids or get a puppy.”
“Get along, have fun and love each other.”
“Do nice things like get coffee for each other.”
“Never go to bed mad. Always say ‘I love you.’”
“Remember it’s a magical day. Stay positive. Don’t trip.”
“My advice for a happy marriage is to never begin a sentence with the word ‘you.’”
“Get a good job.”
“Eat a lot of cake and invite a lot of friends and make sure you drink a lot of chocolate from the chocolate fountain.”
Source: Wicker Local Marshfield