Tuesday, April 04, 2006


Okay, I know I said I wouldn't be blogging much, but I need advice on inviting people to my baby shower. I submitted the list to the hostess (my loving and wonderful big sister) and am wondering about adding two more people.

1. The Barbara. (Dun dun dunnnnnnn...) No, she wouldn't have a good time, because she'd have to be around people that aren't encased safely in a television. No, she probably wouldn't come because she's 3 hours away and thinks that 5 miles is too far to drive for Popeye's. However, she is the grandmother, and part of me feels that it's her right to be involved with things involving her first grandchild. No matter my feelings toward her, I would never, ever, in a million years, keep the boy from her. I'm not saying I'd let her in the delivery room, but she's always invited to everything else involving him and any future children we have. So, I'm wondering if I should have my sister send her a token invitation, knowing she wouldn't come anyway, but taking the minute chance that she would scares me.

2. A "friend-in-law." You know, the person whose spouse you're closer to than the person. I think this chick is absolutely cool, hands down my favorite friend-in-law (not that I don't love my other ones - au contraire, I don't have any friends-in-law that I don't like - but this is the one I know the best). I would probably be friends with her outside of the context of my friendship with her husband, but she lives 2 and a half hours away and we've never really had a chance to have a friendship and hang out, one on one. I'd like to invite her, because I like her, but I'm afraid that since we're not quite personal friends, it'd be weird. Who knows - maybe it'd be a start to an actual friendship.

What say y'all?

Either way, it's gonna be a wee tiny baby shower. Too bad my friends are scattered to the four corners of the Earth. If only we could have the shower in California, it'd be totally hoppin'.


Christine said...

I'm not going to be much help. My shower was a surprise, and I was told that it was a surprise party for my sister's birthday, so when we got there, I was really confused about why they had pink and blue decorations for her 25th birthday party. I kept trying to step behind her after everyone yelled "SURPRISE" while she kept shoving me up front.

Vicki said...
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Vicki said...

As you know, I am the Queen of Etiquette. ;) I am going to post my opinion anyway. As for the friend-in-law, I say invite her. If you like her, why not? Invite the grocery store clerk if ya want. It's your shower. As for the Barbara, invite her too. (You know my mother-in-law was an angel.) I would invite her even if you think she will show up. It will keep things peaceful for Drew, if nothing else. As long as she does no true harm - other than annoying you - there's no reason not to. I know you know what I mean by true harm. Then, all bets are off! XOXO

cncz said...

I would invite both, and appoint one person to "accompany" Barbara throughout the shower.

Christine said...

If they DO come, they'll be bringing presents. If they DON'T come, they might send a present anyway.

I say invite them.

Not that I'm obsessed with the PRESENTS or anything .. but come on ... FREE STUFF!!

Melinda Barton said...

Go ahead, invite the monster-in-law and if she gets too nuts, tell her it's not Drew's baby. Tell her you were abducted by aliens and that... Oh, sorry. That's a movie I saw. By the way, tell your husband to give me his Bud Light. He'll know what I mean.

Becca said...

I say invite them both as well!

Too bad I'm not closer. Let me know when the shower is so I can send some sort of card or something around that time! I'll be there by proxy!

Dyno-Man said...

Invitw who ya like. I'd come! If you need to talk, hollla.