Several weeks ago, I received an invitation to a baby shower. It requested the honor of my presence (in not so many words) at a casual brunch for two girls from my church.
I’m friends with one of the girls, but I didn’t know the other girl at all. I checked the guest list (it was an e-vite), though, and saw several of my friends – so I knew it would be fun. I wrote it on my calendar and forgot about it.
Last week, Mark asked me if we had plans for the weekend. I told him that I was going to a shower for Erin F.
And then I started to think . . .
I’m Facebook friends with Erin F – and her husband – so I knew that she was scheduled for a C-section on Thursday. Thursday before the shower.
Hmm, I thought. That’s weird.
Then again, one of my baby showers took place the day after I came home from the hospital. So, I figured, sometimes things like that happen. Maybe she’ll Skype in?
Honestly. This is how my brain works. I really am a logical person, but every once in a while, I find myself arriving at the most ridiculous conclusion possible.
This was one of those times.
It wasn’t until the morning of the shower that it occurred to me that I might not be understanding the situation quite right. As I washed my hair, it dawned on me. The shower wasn’t for Erin F. It was for my good friend, Erin K.!
Or was it? I didn’t know!
Then, because once you enter panic mode the only thing to do is escalate and panic some more, I started questioning my decision to abide by the invitation’s claim that “presents are not required!”
They mean that . . . right?
Remember that nightmare where you show up at school without your clothes? I’m convinced the grown-up version is showing up at a baby shower without a gift.
You’ve probably guessed how this whole thing turned out, but I’ll tell you anyway. First of all, the shower was for my good friend, Erin K. (And Kelly, who I don’t really know but seems very sweet!)
And every other single person at that shower brought a gift. Gifts. Multiple gifts. Gifts were everywhere!
Except in my hand.
I didn’t bring a gift for EITHER Erin!
I don’t really know what happened to me. Normally, I’m a baby shower PRO. I’ve organized so many showers that I no longer need to bother searching online for baby shower games. Or baby décor ideas. Or invitation designs. Or . . . well, you get my point.
I guess everyone has an off day. Last Saturday, I had an off shower.
So – anything embarrassing happen to you lately? Please, share and make me feel better!