Hormones....or Good Etiquette?
A very nice friend of mine has offered to throw me a baby boy shower. This is such a nice gesture, and certainly appreciated, but I'm feeling torn about it. In the last 3 years, my friends have been to my bridal shower, wedding, baby shower....and now another baby shower? Aren't they going to get sick of buying yet another gift? My friend assures me that she had a boy shower despite it being her second child...and she REALLY appreciated the celebration as well as receiving boy-related items which she did not already have, since her first child was a girl. I know that my good friends would probably want to celebrate this new baby boy on the way - to share my joy...but I still wonder if it is better to politely decline and then if friends WANT to give me gifts - they can do that once he's born? So there isn't an implied obligation to do so?
Oh, I just can't decide if I'm being hormonally over-sensitive or not on this one. I mean - on one hand it would be really nice to gather with my girlfriends and see what sort of boy advice and items they think are must-haves....it would be nice to know before-hand what items I still need to pick up before he is born....but I don't in any way want to come off as a gimme-gimme.
I know there are people reading this blog - I can access the technology to tell me how many people read each day and how many of you are new to the site, etc. So please, PLEASE weigh in on this for me. I need your advice! If you've been a lurker - come forward now and help me. =-)