As you may know we were having a bit of a problem with family members wanting to host a baby shower for us. You can read about it here.
It must have struck a nerve with some of my readers because usually I do not receive any comments. In this case email.
After the post went live I got a lot of responses from people. Some were positive and others not so. Honestly, I am not sure what got people to respond but it was nice to get at least some feedback.
- Our desire to shave our family from "shelling out" for another baby shower was a common theme among the messages people sent.
- Our desire to host a celebration for the family instead of the other way around was also very popular.
- Our ignorance about the importance of community building and sticking with tradition was a negative for some. I am lumping a couple of the sentiments together here because they should be grouped together. Otherwise it would be a long list on this side.
- Our audacity about failing to accept a gift. Actually some gifts were given and we were always grateful.
So how did it go? That is the question you are asking now I am sure? Or you have lost interest in how the day went.
In either case I will inform you anyway.