Hello all. I have been lurking around the Baby Shower board for some time.
Well last weekend my cousin asked me when I would like my baby shower and I kinda side eyed her, considering that this is my second baby and there will be just over 2 years between them, I have no need for a shower. I still have all the typical" shower gifts. Other than clothes but that is taken care of with a refillable gift card I bought myself and I drop $20 a pay on. (PS I know we are having a boy this time around).
Anywho, My cousin got all pi$$ed off and said that here in Nova Scotia it's tradition that you have a shower for EVERY baby. I told her that I have spent my grown up adult years in Toronto and they don't do that. You have one for your first and that's it. (I am not opposed to having a second if there is a big age gap) But I really don't need one. The only big money item we will need to get is a double stroller. She just huffed and hasn't brought it up since. I am not really worried about it but it kinda took me by surprize that she would become so upset because I said I didn't need people to spend money on me.
So now I am thinking that I will suggest, if she brings it back up, if she really wants to do something for me to have a "meet the baby" party and ask for freezer meals instead of gifts. What do you ladies think? A good compromise? Tacky? Stupid? Or should I just stick to my "No party" guns?