Giving A New Meaning To Bridal Shower
February 25, 2006
My niece is getting married next month and today is the shower. I have been talking about it all week, mostly in terms of how I really need to go buy a card, wrapping paper, and scotch tape, because it would seem that my children eat these things. I still haven’t gotten around to it, but it is 9:30am and I don’t have to leave for another two hours. Plenty of time.
I decided, in an act of mercy towards my husband, to bring my two year old daughter with me to the shower.
“Why can’t I go, Mommy?” the 5 yr old wanted to know.
I try to think of a nice answer, because sometimes the truth– I don’t want to bring you– is better kept to one’s self.
“I’m sorry honey, but it is just for girls.” I answered.
“But why?” he asked again.
Before I could answer my 6 yr old piped up. “Because it is a shower. Get it? A shower. Who wants to go see a bunch of girls showering? ”
“That’s stupid, why don’t they shower at home?” the 5 year old responded.
“I don’t know. Girls just like to have parties and shower together.” the know-it-all 6 year old said.
I didn’t have the heart to set them straight, mostly because no one was bugging me to come along anymore, such was their revulsion.
One day they will figure it out on their own that it is the kind of stupid party men would like to have.
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