"But, I shouldn't really be coming to the Baby Shower you know. Apparently, it's A girl thing."
The above statement is actually the statement made by my Husband the morning of our Baby Shower for Bunpling number 3. Now, is it only me that reads or hears that statement and gets a little angry about it? Why on earth are Baby Showers deemed only a Female thing? And, why should a guy feel guilty about attending? Especially the Father? What is that all about? Who actually made the silly 'Baby Showers are for Mommies' rule anyway and what were they thinking?
My Husband has been at all our Baby Showers. I mean, he did at the end of the day have a faire bit to do with the whole 'baby' thing. You know, the Baby does sort of have something to do with him. Why shouldn't he be allowed to celebrate his kid just like the Mom is? It genuinely baffles me. I wanted him there, I wanted my Son there, I wanted my Brother there and I wanted my Dad there too. They are all part of our Family our life and wilk be tk this new addition also. Why would I feel the need to leave then out of such a wonderful celebration simply because they have a penis? I don't get it. To be honest, I haven't really bothered to research it and educate myself a bit more with the whole reasoning behind it simply because I don't feel there is any reason. It's just out and outright stupid.
So, a man attends a Baby Shower? So what? Get a grip. Who's he hurting? Who's he offending? What is he actually doing wrong? And, in the Fathers case, what on earth is the deal?
A Baby Shower is a celebration. An occasion to to enjoy. It's a time to get together with everyone that will be part of your new Families life. It's a chance to share experiences and discuss stories with one another. It's a moment to show that you care and an occasion to shower a newborn (to be) with gifts and a whole load of love. How does being Male or Female even effect that? My Husband is a man but he can still enjoy. My Husband is a man but he can still get together with everyone that will be part of our new Families life. My Husband is a man but he can still share experiences and discuss stories. My Husband is a man but he can show that he cares. My Husband is a man but he can still shower our newborn (to be) with gifts and love. It really makes no difference whether your Male or Female as to whether you attend a Baby Show or not. And, if you are the Father, why on earth should you not go? Why should you feel silly for being there? You're the Daddy. Go and have as much fun as all the Ladies and the Momma there. You deserve it. Don't let anyone else tell you otherwise. And, if they do, point them in my Direction.
I'm proud My Husband was there on Saturday loving the day for our unborn that our lovely Friends had organised. I'm proud that he was able to have a little break and enjoy the Company around him. I loved having him there and would have done it no other way. After all, my Husband is a huge part of why I'm having a Baby. We are doing this together. We are becoming Parents together. So, we will try our hardest to enjoy all aspects of it together. Including OUR Baby Shower!