PLEASE, don't get on here and post if you're just going to troll and tell me im tacky .... there's backstory ok? My husband was unemployed for over two years and has a small job now but we are just now getting a savings built up again (like not even over 1000 yet and dd will be here in two months) we REALLY need essentials for our baby not the cutesy stuff you usually get at showers.
So my mother and sister and m-i-l are throwing me and my husband a baby shower (it's our first) and most of the things we need for the baby can't be bought at target or wal-mart, like cloth diapers for instance. My cousin who has a one year old and is wonderful donated all her old baby clothes to me so we're set on all the cutesy stuff, we're going to co-sleep (so we don't need crib type stuff), we are very frugal and practical and will be raising our daughter without all the so called "essential baby gear" because we really can't afford that. Please don't judge that's just how we've had to survive for the past 2+ years and how we will have to for awhile longer as well. That's how ppl lived back in the day and that's how we survive.
SO, my question is, I know ppl get all bent out of shape about baby shower etiquette, has anyone done or encountered anything similar, and if so how did it go?
Also, is there a "polite" way to mention a money tree on an invitation? I had thought about putting something along the lines of: Mom and Dad aren't registered anywhere but would love gifts of baby essentials and donations of money to help cover the costs of cloth diapering........ i dunno, someone suggested to me that a cute poem would make it less "rude" to ask for something specific.
what do you think?