Wedding Season

Oh, April.  The blooming trees. The pretty flowers. The longer, sunnier days. 
And the start of the wedding season.
For parents, other people’s weddings bring unique stresses. The flawless embossed invitation arrives.  A work of art, complete with your calligraphied name and address decorating the envelope like twining ivy, topped by a carefully love-themed stamp. A creation that the bride and groom clearly put more time, effort, creativity and cash into than a kitchen renovation.  
And your reaction is: UGH. It's the same weekend as the big soccer tournament. Or, equally frustrating, the first weekend in six months WITHOUT a big soccer tournament.