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|Sat, 06-18-2011 - 12:11pm|
So I'm probably just being a brat about this but I gotta vent. I'm not *expecting* anyone to throw me another shower. We had a huge one for DS, and we have pretty much everything we need. The only things that we really need are a crib, dresser, bedding set and baby girl clothes. I want a Moby wrap, a baby food maker, a new pack n' play, and a video monitor. We'd manage to buy those things ourselves, so it's not that big of a deal.
I pretty much know that something will be done for me as far as a shower goes. My cousin had a "sprinkle" when her daughter was born last year (she has a DS who is 4, so kind of the same situation). My mom, of course, hasn't said anything to me, even when I say we are going to buy certain items (like, "Why not just wait..." or anything). That kind of aggrivates me because IF she is going to have another shower, then I don't want to spend money on something that someone else is buying.
My DH sent me a text last night when he picked up DS that said he thought he walked in on my mom talking on the phone about a shower. She was talking about decorations, and the date coming up, and people needing to RSVP, yadda. When she saw him, she lowered her voice and just started giving "yes" and "no" answeres to whoever she was talking to. I thought that maybe she was talking about the 4th of July BBQ that they are having, but they never decorate for that....and why would she lower her voice when she saw DH?
Here's where I am kind of annoyed....I HATE surprises. I always have. My parents threw a surprise birthday party for me when I was a kid and it didn't go over well. I knew about my bridal shower. I knew about DS's baby shower. My mom wasn't happy about it, but that's just my personality. I know, I know, I'm a brat lol. At least with DS's baby shower I was working at 3 different stores at the time, so I used the excuse that I had 3 store managers to tell I needed the day off so I had to know. This time, I don't work Sundays so she could easily plan one for a Sunday. I just don't want to be surprised. I don't see what the big deal is, really. Most people I know have known when their showers are. My mom is just "traditonal" like that I guess.
/brattyness. Thanks for reading :)