Brown Paper Packages Tied Up With Strings
1. Girls only. Seriously? No dudes? Why do they get off so easy? A dude had just as much to do with makin' that baby as a gal did. He should have to sit through the awkward custom as well. Plus, I tend to not like going to a party that only has females. I was never in a sorority, I quit the Girl Scouts within the first few months of joining, and never was on an athletic team. Mix up the sexes! It makes things interesting.
2. You have to watch somebody open gifts. Is this not awkward to you? You got some lady opening the presents, another one writing down what she is opening, another one passing her the gifts, and another one taking them away and passing them around to room for everyone to "ooo and ahh" about. That is a lot of people involved in opening a present. About 3 too many if you ask me. And, I don't have a baby so I find it very difficult to act excited when somebody opens a Diaper Genie®.
3. Baby Shower Games. I guess I just am opposed to organized activities at a party. Unless that activity is Beer Pong. I don't want to sit in a circle and guess the size of the pregnant chicks tummy. Keep your baby bingo card and don't try to make me taste the baby food and guess the flavor. It's not going to happen. I will fake a bathroom emergency to get out of that game. You heard me. I would rather have everyone think I ate bad oysters and am about to pay for it than eat baby food with a bunch of grown ass women.
I tell you all of this because last night, I attended a great baby shower. It was a couples shower. Dudes allowed. The invitation directed everyone to "stock the baby's bookshelf" so everyone brought books. Here is what I brought:
Oh, you wanted to know the titles of the books? Sorry. I forgot already. They were good ones, though.
Dale helped with the wrapping. You can see a little orange on the paper covering one of the books. He used the wrong side of the grocery bag on that one. Oops.
The hostess did not make the couple open up all of the books in front of everybody. Even if she did, I probably would not mind much because I love books.
They had a wonderful spread of food, adult beverages, music, and NO GAMES.