So, while I'm waiting, I'm going to do the Friday Five...
None of my best friends have had babies yet! Which is kind of interesting. All six of us graduated high school in 2000 and none of us have kids. Although many of us want them and are secretly dying inside. I have however been to many baby showers for family members. They usually consist of cute little games, cute little things to eat, lots of pastel colors everywhere, and gifts - lots of gifts.
3. In your job, especially if you are a pastor, do you get invited to a lot of baby showers? What do you do about them?
We also played a version of "apples to apples" where we used only the adjective cards. We wrote down things you have around babies, like cribs, spit-up, diapers, crying and then everyone had to put in an adjective card. The new mom got to pick the best one each time. Which worked really well - except you might want to sort through your adjectives first... some of them are NOT appropriate when thinking about healthy little bundles of joy.
Haven't been invited to any yet =( I think that is a hard thing to say yes to, because often they are on weekends - which is sabbath and family time for me. I might send a card or something.4. Are baby showers different for our daughters (or younger friends) than they were for us?
Not quite there yet... I think something that has changed a little bit, however, is that showers get thrown for second and third kids now, too. My sister-in-law just had her third and we threw her a big party. In part, it was because for her first two kids, they were far away and so we just didn't do anything from the family. There was also a bit of a gap between her other kids and this one and there are so many new and exciting products out there now. They needed some new things that they just hadn't kept from the first round of kids. I heard that for the first baby, you can throw a "shower" and that for the other ones you can have a "sprinkle" - but we just had fun and went all out.5. Do you like hosting baby showers or do you avoid that responsibility?
I think that it is a lot of fun to host baby showers. We did a frog theme for the last shower I hosted and it was kind of cute and fun. I can't wait for my siblings and my friends to start having kids =)Bonus: Any silliness about baby showers you wish to contribute.
What? The dirty diaper game wasn't enough? =)