I thought I would jump on the baby shower wagon. I haven't had mine yet. I have the first one this weekend. I am not looking forward to it.
My mom is throwing me a shower. Now before I sound like a terrible, self-centered daughter, let me explain. When I was around 3 months my mom told me she was not going to throw me a shower. I told her this was fine. (My feelings were a bit hurt, considering she would not throw me a shower for my wedding and me and my DH ended up throwing a couple's shower/party). I was fine with her not throwing one because two of my friends remembering how we didn't have a wedding shower said they were going to throw us a shower.
I also told her that I didn't want her throwing me one, as kind as it was and appreciative I was at the gesture, I have few friends left in the town my parents live in. Among those few, you can rely on less than half of them to show up. Well guess how pissy she got when two days after the invites (seriously 2 days!!!) went out no one responded. She told me she was going to start calling them, I said wait until the RSVP date draws closer. Then I find out she had my brother Facebook email them and ask if they were going. Seriously?!
And since I only know about 5 people still left in the town, she invited her friends who I barely now. I feel really strange about having people I don't know there especially when they are bringing gifts.
She has asked me what type of food I wanted and drinks and then decided on what she wanted. Then she asked if there was any certain type of game I wanted to play. I told her that I wanted to do what they did on Grey's Anatomy (sorry I'm a fan) and have the guest design onesies with puff paint or t-shirt paint. I told her that I had about a dozen plain onesies in various colors. That way I get a one-of-a-kind outfit for Lizzie designed by a friend. She finally greed to this once my sister-in-law said this was an awesome idea and wished she would have done it for her shower a month ago.
This brings me to why I think she is actually having the shower. I think the only reason she is throwing this shower is because my sister-in-law's mom through one. She and my mom had a running competition on who could out do the other during my brother's wedding last year. Even going so far as to fight over who cold wear blue to the wedding. She has made subtle little drops like, "Well I think this will be better than Allison's shower because...." or "I just want you to have something nice like allison's shower, but I'm not as good as doing this as Allison's mom. But I think my ideas are better."
I seriously hope my sister-in-law, Allison, who is due June 27th goes into labor during the shower to help get rid of any awkward moments, considering she invited Allison's mom to the shower. They are ivil to each other but don't get along.
Thanks for listening to me vent. I know this is extremely long. I don't want to seem ungrateful, but I just wish she would respect my wishes. I told her not to throw one because my two friends were and it's a couple shower. We are expecting a ton of people because my husband wants to see his friends. (They are all spouses of the girls going to the shower). We just wanted to get together with all our friends and catch up. Most have some children, infants or are pregnant and it's hard to catch up. But she just tells me I am being ungrateful because she is trying to do something nice. And then she throws the "and Allison's mom did it for her."