Baby Girl Rides the Crazy (Wedding Dress) Train

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Weddings are such a beautiful thing. It's a ceremony where two people come together and outwardly express their devotion to each other, whether that be by taking a quick trip down to Sin City and pass by their pseudo-religious edifice and tie the knot there, calling up Uncle Leon who just got his internet certification that enables him to perform marriages, or any other of the various ways that people get hitched.

Outward devotion is outward devotion is outward devotion.

So, naturally, you would want to invite everyone that was special to you to come and witness your big and important day. You've got the flowers all ready to go, you've got the  priest committed to come and perform the marriage, and you have the dress.

Ah, the dress.

Thanks to the cable channel TLC and other extravagant wedding-dress shows, nothing is more important than the dress. And our capitalistic society, of course, preys on the importance of the piece of clothing that you will wear (hopefully) just once in your entire lifetime by adding three zeroes to the price tag.

So if you're going to spend a lot of money on the dress, you might as well get the most out of it, right? 

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This gal, Ms. Shona Carter-Brooks, thought, “My dress is super important. My baby is super important. I'm going to find a way to make them one.”

And make them one she did.

She tied her baby to the train of her dress and dragged—let me repeat—she DRAGGED her baby daughter, Aubrey, across the floor as she walked down the aisle. 

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But hold on just a second. It's not like she was being pulled across asphalt or over a dirt path. She was being slowly pulled across a smooth surface. When I was younger, my dad would pull us across the hardwood floor, and from what I remember, my siblings and I absolutely loved it.

But, then again, the baby was 1 month old. One. Month. Old.

In response to the overwhelmingly negative attention that Shona and her now-husband got, she said, “Most important, while y'all got ya feelings in us, we had our hearts in Christ, which covers all!!”

Well said, Shona. Well said.

What do you think? Was this a harmless, yet odd, way to incorporate the baby into the wedding? Or is this a ridiculous act by clearly irresponsible parents?

 

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Baby Girl Rides the Crazy (Wedding Dress) Train

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4 comments

  1. Christianne says:

    To me this is no different than pulling your kids on a rug or other object in or around your home. For real what could have happened to this little one besides rolling off onto the floor but wait this little one is already on the floor. Yes, the baby could have rolled into a bench. The baby would not have been hurt or disabled for short term or for life for doing that. This is no different than tossing your kids up in the air or swinging them by their arms between your legs. This is no different from bouncing your little ones on your knee. THIS IS NO DIFFERENT FROM PLACING YOUR BABY IN A SHOPPING CART and pushing the cart up and down the isle while shopping. Now It would be something different if THE MOTHER WAS RUNNING OR DRAGGING HER BABY ON THIS BEHIND A SPEEDING CAR. So for real what is the beef over this. Guess I am a Horrible mother for thinking this way.

  2. Jessica says:

    I think it was beautiful! The baby was not hurt or crying. It had not a clue what was going on. People are over reacting over this and the mother should not be getting criticism over sharing a beautiful moment and making her child a part of it.

  3. Rebekah says:

    Was the baby on top of the train or actually dragged on the floor??? Big difference, first one is cute, the other abusive. I would have carried mine or pushed her in an old-fashioned carriage.

  4. laura says:

    Call me old fashioned, but I like to see the wedding before the baby. Nothing like knowing the bride should not be wearing white by seeing her drag her baby around. That aside though, the baby wasn’t hurt and probably enjoyed the ride. It was their wedding and they are free to drag their child if they want to.

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