Thank God it's almost Saturday!
The baby shower is Saturday and I'll be glad when I am back home. LONG drive for me, going and coming. I'll spend at least 6 hours driving. Ugh! My back hasn't been bothering me so I am hoping this doesn't do me in. I'm bringing my ice pack filled with ice going - and then refill it at the shower, just before heading home. I'll have to stop a few times, to stretch my legs and walk.
Other than the above, I used to always love driving. Maybe I should have been a trucker! I'll crank up the music and sing...with no one there to listen.
Today's baby showers are not that different from when we were young and having babies. They still will have those silly baby shower games. I'm just not "into" any of that anymore. The younger gals, don't want any advice and they basically think we were dumb and not as smart as they are now. THINK AGAIN! Oh, who cares - I'm there to make my niece happy and to represent my sister and our side of the family.
Here are a few games I have played before at showers:
- Give all party guests an index card and a washable marker (just in case they hit skin), and have them put a card on their forehead. Set a timer for 60 seconds and get them to draw what they think your baby will look like. The mom-to-be selects the scribble, um portrait, she likes best.
- The night before the shower, freeze small plastic babies (you can find them at any party story). When guests arrive, everyone gets one frozen ice cube baby in their drink. When the ice cube has completely melted, have guests yell "My water broke!" The first to follow-through and call it, wins!
- If you're having a mixed shower, blindfold the ladies and have them feed their partners baby food.
- Buy a mega box of diapers. Have guests write funny quotes, words of encouragement, inside jokes—anything!—on the back of the diapers. (Permanent marker is just fine and won't bleed through to Baby's tush, don't worry!) Once their newborn arrives, it'll make their 3 a.m. call a little more bearable when they see a note from a friend or family member.