I have often wondered why it is that women have to be the ones putting on and going to showers, whether they be engagement, bridal, or baby showers. After all, we arenâ€™t the only ones involved in the process of why we are having the shower in the first place.
But this weekend, my inlaws did things a little differently. We went co-ed, if you will, and it was a blast. Granted, some games we had thought about doing (like the bottle gameâ€¦ where you see who, girls or boys, can suck down the bottle the fastest. Yeah, weâ€™re classy, I tell ya!) we didnâ€™t get to because of time. We did get to play baby bingo, which was pretty fun. One of Erikâ€™s friends made the best comment when looking on her card after â€œPink Heartâ€ was called out â€“ â€œAww, I donâ€™t have a heart!â€. We all cracked up. We had fun.
Of course, the best thing about going co-ed is the person youâ€™re giving the shower to doesnâ€™t have to be the only center of attention. That was one of my biggest dislikes was sitting in front of a whole crowd of peopleâ€¦ all eyes on you and only youâ€¦ looking at what you are openingâ€¦ watching for your reaction. So, going co-ed, you have both people up there being watched and itâ€™s not quite as uncomfortable. (Or maybe Iâ€™m just weird, I donâ€™t know.)The best thing about doing it that way too when itâ€™s a baby shower? Not only do you as the mom-to-be get to fashionably sport the baby clothes, but the dad can tooâ€¦
(Erik, sporting the John Deere hat and beach hat for next summer!)
Then you also get to have extra hands for opening out the really cute, crafty, awesome gifts too! This one, made by another on of Erikâ€™s friends, was sort of like the hanky-trick that clowns do, only much cuter. You pull the top outfit up, and a whole line of clothes clipped with baby clothes-line pins, comes out. AND, they were on there in order of the size from NB (newborn) to the 6 month outfits! It was SO neat!!!!!â€¦
I have to say, going co-ed was the way to go with this shower. I had a great time, heat and swollen feet and all (hence the "no-shoesâ€ look in the picture). It was so much more fun having â€œthe boysâ€ there. Maybe there can be a trend started? I certainly wouldnâ€™t have any objection to it.