The Baby Shower Invite ─ Another Annoyance in The Mommy Trenches

It’s Wednesday and I’m slightly thrown off because I’m sick and because my toddler went to her grandma’s today, instead of her usual day (tomorrow)…

So, I’m not sure if I’m just cranky because I’m sick or if I am just simply annoyed at this…

I just got a baby shower invite and this person’s mother-in-law and sister-in-law are throwing it for her. This particular mom just had a kid less than three years ago. She has kept everything from her older kid.

So, isn’t it some kinda social faux pas to have another baby shower? I mean, it’s not like it’s been a long time between the kids, so she’s not starting over. And both kids are the same sex, because her new baby’s already born, so it’s more of a welcoming shower. Which is fine and all, but… I already brought over gifts when I went to see the baby.

On top of that, I looked at the registry and everything’s there is really kinda expensive. To me, it looks like pretty much like they just wanna get all new matching stuff for the new little one. And this is really annoying, because I’m sure there’s nothing wrong with the old bouncer and receiving blankets, etc., etc.

So yeah. I don’t know. Am I just cranky cuz I’m sick? Or, is this just wrong? I feel like it’s just wrong.

My guess is that they just want to show the baby off… but… if I were this person, this new mom, I mean, I would tell my m-i-l and s-i-l to absolutely not throw me a shower and I’d throw my own welcoming party, with specific instructions to not buy gifts. Also, I wouldn’t register. I mean, what does she really need? She’s got everything. I mean, maybe diapers and wipes or something, but that’s all.

And Dude ─ get this ─ on the registry, there are hand towels. Seriously? Why do you need hand towels? What’s wrong with the ones you’ve got at home?!

Also, she had a shower at work, too.

I mean…WTF.

But, whatever.

Dude. I still feel like sh*t. My joints don’t hurt as much as yesterday, but I still feel like total, complete, utter crap. When will this be over? Hopefully I’ll get over it by tomorrow.

It’s doubtful, but one can always hope. I must be feeling somewhat better if I can work up this much indignation over a stupid baby shower.

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