I'm not so much for traditions. Okay. Really, it's just traditions that suck or are bizarrely stupid. Like the groom going up the bride's dress to get the garter.
I'm not sure if that's worse or when the "winner" has to slide it up some random woman's leg (who always has a really short skirt, huge thighs, and no underpants.
NOT that I've ever seen that happen before.
Anyway, what is it about not being able to have a shower for a 2nd child? I can understand if you just had one a year ago and you have everything. But even then, why not have a nice little party? You know a "enjoy the sleep while you can because now you know how bad it sucks" party.
My mother-in-law informed me that I don't need anything because this is a 2nd child. You know, because all my stuff is in storage or sold and I had a Mississippi in July baby (read: 10,000 short sleeved white onesies). So I have everything I need for a winter baby being brought home to a house that hasn't seen a baby for many years. MANY.
Look. I don't expect to get tons of gifts from people. NOR do I want them to buy me anything. But I'd love to be able to have a little party for myself where people could just come, hang out, and celebrate the impending birth of my second child before I'm stuck at home, sitting on ice packs with a baby attached to my boob.
Pleasant picture, huh?
If you're on #2 or more, what do you think? Is having a shower tacky? What would you have instead?