My baby shower was a couple weeks ago. I was torn. Baby showers have cupcakes, and I wanted cupcakes.
But baby showers also have games, and I didn’t want to play any games. No tasting baby food, no guessing which candy bar is meltily smeared in each diaper (Dear Lord, why would anyone waste a candy bar like that?), and no baby bingo.
Know how to avoid games at a baby shower?
Make it man-friendly. Nobody expects guys to diaper balloons or pin the pacifier on the baby.
However, I did allow a few baby-related decorations, like diaper pins on the cupcakes and rubber duckies in the punch.
Instead, the rubber ducky punch looked like this:
At least it still tasted good.
I was also hoping to avoid opening presents in front of everyone. I didn’t want that much attention, and nobody wants to sit through presents of wipes and butt paste.
Then a couple friends asked me to open their presents so they could explain them. So I quickly opened theirs, thanked them, and then looked up to see a crowd gathering.
That’s when I began wondering if it would be rude to spill water all over my lap, yell “My water broke,” and leave my own shower.
Then I got this:
And everyone laughed. And I felt like a jerk. Sure I didn’t want everyone staring at me, but people got me some really cool gifts, and I’m glad that everyone else got to see them…even if they were displayed by a
perspiring glowing—just go with it—me.