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Yes I admit I do sometimes. Just this past weekend I hosted my BFF's baby shower, its not a bad thing, I adore her, but she has very few friends, so I was stuck having to try to fill the room. I ended up calling in some work friends that have met
Yes I admit I do sometimes. Just this past weekend I hosted my BFF's baby shower, its not a bad thing, I adore her, but she has very few friends, so I was stuck having to try to fill the room. I ended up calling in some work friends that have met her once or twice, and we ended up making it a child friendly shower so people could bring their kids. She loved it but I was so frustrated with it cause I was the only one who bought gifts and one of my friends kids destroyed my house, he ran through it trashing it and did not pick anything up.
That sounds like a really frustrating experience, but at least she enjoyed it! I also find it very, very strange that so many people would accept an invitation to a shower and not bring a gift. I mean, personally, I can't stand that we're essentially expected to bring presents to certain things just because of convention, but I was raised to bring a present if you accept an invitation to a wedding or shower or the formal, organized kind of birthday party (not just the kind where people say "I'm using my birthday as an excuse to have a party," which was the kind that I most frequently encounter now-a-days). Even if I wind up not being able to go at the last minute, it's still expected by my mother that I will send a gift (because these sorts of things are generally for family members - I don't tend to keep a lot of friends who like things like getting married young and having babies, because neither is something that I'm interested in in the slightest).
I actually got invited to the shower of someone that I hadn't seen in years about 8 months ago, and I feel that I got an invitation largely because she didn't have a ton of people to invite and wanted to reach out to everyone. I used to love showers when I was a kid, but now that I'm old enough to have to actually participate in discussion about the future child instead of just playing games and eating cake, they bore the heck out of me.
I hope that you got your house cleaned up without too much trouble. I bet that your BFF was probably thinking about how glad she'd be when her baby turned out not to be a holy terror like that (or worrying that it would!).