- No cutesy baby games
- No bullseyeing of the new mother
- No fake behaviour
SuperNurse is wise. Point the attendees at the wine and cheese table and let them fend for themselves. Don’t freak out the new mother with excessive fawning. Yuk it up with introductions that begin with:
- state your name (not always easy…especially after six or seven cocktails)
- state your birth sign (especially fun in a room full of devout-yet-inflexible aspiring theologians)
- name your favourite food (calms the theologically minded down to move to "acceptable topics")
- tell us what you do for fun (informative, although difficult for engineers….apparently they only work)
- what do you like to shop for (a laugh riot when the clothing-a-holics square off against the get-me-outta-the-store folks)
Get real or get out.
Sorry. I don’t mean to be so…shall I say…glib. I have been to far too many showers where everyone is so polite that nothing authentic happens. Gawr!!! I loathe that type of social activity. I’d rather do shots off the new mother’s tum tum.
This shower was fun. People simply hung out and yakked and hooted and shot abuse across the coffee table.
Ya had to be there.