Monday, August 1, 2011

Death and a Baby Shower

So Thursday I found out that my grandmother, who lives in Florida, died. And before you start with the sympathy, let me just say that I’m not upset about it, at all.

To be completely honest, she was a self centered bitch. Plus after my mom died she barely even talked to me. So I don’t really care that she’s dead. I figured they’d have the wake/ funeral in Florida and since I’m up here in Mass and don’t have the money to go, I’d get out of it scot free. But no, she’s being buried up here, with my grandfather (I total forgot that he was buried up in Lynn). So that means my family will all be here in Mass. I know my dad probably will go, but I’m not sure yet. I don’t want to go without the hubby and I’m not subjecting him to my family, hell, I don’t even like subjecting myself to my family.

And then, this past Sunday, I went to my friends baby shower. Now I’m all for baby showers and all, but this was not what I would consider a regular baby shower. First off it was mostly made up of her boyfriend’s family, I think I knew a total of 5 people, most of her friends bailed and didn’t show up. Secondly her friends brought their kids, I think the oldest was hers and he’s 4. Last time I checked most people didn’t bring kids to a baby shower. At least that’s how it was when I was younger. The first ever baby shower I went to I was 15 because I was too young before that to attend according to my mother and the other females of my family.

Then her boyfriend, his dad and some other dude were there. I mean they spent most of the time inside watching T.V. but I thought they were just supposed to help set, move heavy stuff and leave and then not come back till it was all over. And lastly, there was a very large amount of alcohol there. I’m not talking about just beer; I mean wine and even vodka. They even had Jello shots, some were non-alcohol but I have no idea how they could tell the difference since they were all the same color and in the same type of shot glass (a little baby shoe). I wouldn’t have been so worried about not telling them apart however they gave some to two of the little kids. I found this incredibly inappropriate. Which was one of the reasons why I didn’t have one, that and I hate Jello.

So I don’t know, maybe it’s just that I’m old school or something but I thought it was really odd to have kids, guys and alcohol at a baby shower. But other than that it was ok. I mean everyone just pretty much talked with each other, she opened presents and then we had some food. There were no games or anything like that either, which again, I thought was kind of weird but whatever floats your boat.

So a death and a baby shower were pretty much the only interesting things that happened this week.

Hope everyone else had a good week.


  1. Everyone knows that you shouldn't have alcohol out at a baby shower. A flask is far more desirable. :)

  2. I know right? A flask is much better. :)

  3. I totally get the death of a bitch thing...rough one. I do not understand, and I have been to a few where alcohol was served, how it is appropriate to serve alcohol at anything having to do with kids..showers, birthday parties, etc..I feel like saying grow up and give it up for an hour or two out of respect.
    I am a new visitor and follower via Crazed Fans!

  4. Hi Doreen, thanks for stopping by! I don't understand how they can't give it up for a couple hours either, it's really not that hard.


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