I mean a "SHOWER" like women throw for other women when that woman is getting married or having a baby. I worked at bank for over 11 years which included all of my TWENTIES, so I went to A LOT of showers. Almost all the girls that worked there got married and then had kids during those years. I was also in more weddings I can even count! I'm sitting here struggling, trying to remember everyone!
I was a Bridesmaid for Nancy, Tricia, Mary Ellen, Theresa, and Monica, a Maid of Honor for Kelly, Debbie, Robin, , Deb and Marlyss and I had to bring Amber's dogs to her wedding and take care of them as photos were taken. So I'm talking about a TON of showers, (not to mention all the hideous bridesmaid dresses!)
I guess I'm thinking about all of this because this weekend I am going to a Double Baby Shower! For two girls at work. One is due in February and the other in March.
I'm not begrudging anyone anything, I'm very happy for them.
I know it's going to be hard for me to convey my thoughts without sounding small and petty but here it goes!
I WANT A SHOWER! LOL!
Not a bridal shower or a baby shower but a
"HEY! I NEVER GOT MARRIED OR HAD KIDS BUT I COULD USE SOME NEW TOWELS SHOWER.
I mean it's kinda unfair. Seeings how I never met my Soulmate or popped out a Wee One so....I was thinking -Why do the lucky ones get all the gifts. Why doesn't anyone say "Hey, you are alone and struggling to make ends met all by yourself, so here's a new set (or vintage would be nice) of dishes. Or some pots and pans". (And maybe a cookbook... that would be helpful!) and while I have my nieces, I never had a little one to buy cute little hats and teeny tiny shoes for.
Hmmmm, and some people wonder why women buy dog clothes....
So, I'm just saying... it would be nice
and I would invite everyone whose SHOWERS I've gone to!
What a GREAT MARKETING angle! Can you just see it!
You go to Target and ask for the registry..."No, not the Bridal, not the Baby. The Spinster one please."