I'm going to a baby shower in a couple of weeks. I'm actually very excited about this social event because the parents are my brother Michael and his wife Grace. The baby is going to be a BOY and I'm sure he'll be gorgeous because I still maintain Michael was one of the prettiest babies I've ever seen. And, since both the mother- and father-to-be have brown hair, blue eyes, and fair skin with freckles, I think we all can guess what the baby will look like. Yes, that's right, swarthy and dark.
So anyway, getting to the point of this entry, I have to tell a funny story about my husband. We were discussing this shower and whether or not I should take Graceful and Elegant with me. I thought it would be a good idea, as the girls are really excited about this new cousin and they did behave themselves quite well two years ago during all the wedding festivities.
Pete, on the other hand, seemed dubious, but I couldn't figure out why. Finally he said, "But aren't baby showers racy?"
I just looked at him, really puzzled. You know, one of those "WTF?" looks.
Pete said, "Isn't there like lingerie and stuff?"
I still couldn't quite comprehend what I was hearing. Racy? At a BABY shower? My brain actually froze there for a moment and I couldn't even articulate actual words. I just sort of stuttered.
Finally I asked, "Have you ever been to a baby shower?"
It turns out that Pete has never been to a baby shower. The best I can tell, he somehow confused bachelorette parties with baby showers. I'm still not sure why he thought that an EIGHT MONTHS PREGNANT woman would want lingerie. That's just asking for mama-to-be to go all postal on her girlfriends for trying a stunt like that. Since we all know what got her into this condition, she's really not too eager to work her way through the kama sutra in her third trimester.
And by "her" I'm talking generally about pregnant women and not at all specifically about my sister-in-law, the wife of the person whose diapers I used to change.
And, no I was most certainly NOT channeling porn stars when I was pregnant, so I have no bloody idea where Pete got this notion.
Lingerie at baby showers. As if.