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Friday, September 17, 2010

Friday Five: Baby Showers!

Friends are giving my daughter-in-law AA a baby shower, which happily brought her and DC down for a visit to Corpus Christi. looking forward to having my first grandchild in two months and all these preparations, like baby showers, are getting me excited! So I hope you'll participate in telling about your likes and dislikes about baby showers for you and for others.

1. What were baby showers like for you and your friends in the past?

2. Did you play games? What kinds?

3. In your job, especially if you are a pastor, do you get invited to a lot of baby showers? What do you do about them?

4. Are baby showers different for our daughters (or younger friends) than they were for us?

5. Do you like hosting baby showers or do you avoid that responsibility?

Bonus: Any silliness about baby showers you wish to contribute.


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  2. Thanks Jan for a nice early post (and I have a relaxed Friday evening with time to play) Like PC I'm not much of a baby shower person but I did play here

  3. I almost feel too old for baby showers, but I'll soon be a grandmother!

  4. This expectant Granny played and is wondering about having a Baby Book Shower

  5. Thank goodness, PC! I was afraid my super-lame play would be the only non-enthusiastic one.

  6. I am with PC! I hate baby showers! So I am talking about the emerging church at

  7. I know I'm a complete baby shower killjoy, but I did play over here.

    I do like QG's book idea though!

  8. I played! I'm on the younger end of our spectrum, so I might have a few different answers.

  9. I didn't play, not having had babies...but I will say that I once made a baby shower gift of a cake made out of rolled-up diapers, with toys and clothes attached to it. It was great fun. :)

  10. All right, so I got to thinking about that diaper cake and decided I really needed to show it to you.

    Photo here...

  11. Mary Beth - even though I'm not a huge baby shower fan - I LOVE the diaper cake. What a great idea!

  12. babyshowers aren't part of our culture

    but because there are Americans in our midst we've done some

    the best was a total suprise for a church worker ... but another wonderful one was a baby blessingway.

    In Finland all mothers are given a baby box (an essential starter pack -including lots of clothes and beddding etc) so what I like about babyshowers in Finland is that it's NOT about the gifts ... it's a time to come together to celebrate motherhood.


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