As an author and reader of romance, few things warm my heart more than two people finding true love. One of the few things that does top that on my list is when those two people commit to building a life together and start a family.
I have never given birth to any children, but I have been blessed with becoming a step-mother to my husband’s adult son, and I have the absolute best nieces and nephews ever. (That’s a proven fact, so don’t even try to say yours are better!) Anyway, two of my nieces are pregnant and due in October, so now I also have a great-niece and a great-nephew on the way. I can’t even begin to describe how excited I am!
All of that to tell you that today’s blog is going to be about the baby shower I helped plan last Sunday. This one was to celebrate my coming-soon great-niece. The traditional thought that tends to come to mind for “It’s A Girl!” baby showers is the color pink. Although, pink wasn’t considered a girl color until the early 20th century, but I’ll save that for another blog. My niece, however, is not a fan of the color, so we went with a baby woodland animals theme instead. (I made the cupcakes — hedgehogs, racoons, and anyone’s guess.)
There ended up being some pink, but not nearly as much as I usually see at baby showers. And you know what? I don’t think anyone missed it! What stood out to me more, was that the shower was co-ed. My nephew-in-law wanted to be a part of the celebration, so that’s what we did, and it was awesome. Some of the older men we invited chose not to attend, but my brother (my niece’s dad) said it wasn’t as “girly” as he expected…whatever that means. Lol!
I wasn’t able to attend any of my other niece’s showers because she’s several states away, but she and her husband had a mixture of all girl and co-ed. I have to say I really love the equality of a co-ed baby shower. Why should the mom get all the love and attention? Yes, I know she’s the one that carries the baby for nine months and the one that goes through the whole birthing process, but I can only see good things coming from a dad that wants to be involved.
What are your thoughts? Are you a traditionalist when it comes to baby showers, or do you like seeing new trends?
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