Photo by Michelle21606The baby shower and the bridal shower have a lot in common.
The horrible bow and ribbon hat. The largely female crowd. The obligatory cutesy games.
But here's where they differ in a big way: the kids.
No, I'm not talking about the bun in the oven that brought us all together.
A curious mom recently posted on CafeMom's Newcomer's Club board, asking if it's common for kids to be invited to a baby shower -- it's not in her neck of the woods.
But I, like the moms who chimed in on the board, have found the biggest relief in opening a shower invitation and realizing it's baby, not bridal, is knowing I won't have to search around for a sitter.
If it's a day about welcoming a child into the world, it would seem counter intuitive not to be child-friendly, wouldn't it?
I have, on the other hand, been to bridal showers with kids, but it's largely dependent on the crowd -- they can get awfully raunchy. And explaining a vibrator to my 4-year-old is not on my agenda.
Was your baby shower very different from your bridal shower?