(Closed) What to do about COUSINS

posted 5 years ago in Family
Post # 3
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527 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Not that we were trying to exclude anyone… but we just cannot afford to have ALL of his family attend. There are a MILLION cousins!! We have a cut-off at 21 years old. No one under 21 allowed to the reception, but they can still attend the ceremony. An older, 16 year old cousin will drive all the kids back to a house for a pizza party that night. This could work?

Post # 4
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9556 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

@mholden:  bwahahaahaha – definately the tigers! Hysterical. But seriously, I think you gotta just deal with it. Maybe ask his parents to help. In what way is he annoying? That makes a difference in how to deal with it.

If he’s one of those kids who will want to talk to you guys all night maybe ask if his parents can talk to him about how you guys will be really busy so you can’t hang out with him all night. Then make a point to spend a few minutes with him early on so he feels like he got attention, but then have his parents try to keep him from bugging you the rest of the night. Or if the problem is that he’s wild have his parents talk to him about how this is a grown-up formal event and he can only stay if he is well behaved. And have a babysitter ready if he doesn’t behave.

Post # 5
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4416 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@mholden:  Wedding in a strip club ought to do it! “Sorry kiddo, but you’re not 18 yet! I don’t make the rules, now.”

One would think that at age 11, his parents should be keeping him under control But from your post, it sounds like they can’t be counted on to do that? Yeesh.

Also, I love that “tigers” is tagged in this post Tongue Out

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