Sunday, September 30, 2012

THE MAN SHOWER--A Baby Shower Put On By Men.

Do you notice how it is the woman who appears to be speaking to the man in this photo? Yep--that would be just like a conversation I would have with a man during football season. "Sorry honey, football season is here. Please only speak when spoken to--there's a game on!!!"
The topic today is Baby Showers. STICK WITH ME HERE, MEN!!! I know I just said the BS word (baby shower), but this is not just a blog about your ordinary baby shower. Why? Because when I was pregnant with my twins I didn't have an ordinary baby shower. My husband threw me a MAN SHOWER. Yes, a MAN SHOWER.
This is the part where you pipe in and say, "But Whitney, you are a woman! Not only a woman, but a girlie girl woman (with the exception of your love for football, your snarky mouth, and being able to verbally biznatch slap most men in about 2.2 seconds)!!!"
Fine. You're right. You can pretty much sum me up with three words. HIGH HEELS & FOOTBALL.
(it's like the hokie pokie--THAT'S WHAT IT'S ALL ABOUT! hot dog)
I have said it before, and I will say it again, I AM A GUYS GIRL. I love hanging with the guys. Not because I'm a sex-crazed love monkey, but because I just think guys are just super fun to be around, and I can just relate to them. This would be one HUGE reason I was pleasantly surprised to be thrown a MAN SHOWER while I was pregnant.
So what is a man shower? I can only describe what was done for me, so here goes...
THE MAN SHOWER was the baby shower that my (then) husband and his friends got together to throw for me. See, we moved to the east coast to be close to my husband's parents when I was about 5 months pregnant with the twins. I knew no one in the Philadelphia area, with the exception of some of my husband's friends that had flown up to Alaska for our wedding, or who I had met on the east coast during sporadic visits. These were all the guys who got together to throw a baby shower for me.
But it wasn't just a baby shower. You can't have a MAN SHOWER that is JUST a baby shower--you have to amp it up a little. So they did. There was awesome food, a ton of beer (which I did not drink), and I think they even had cigars.
"Well, Whitney, I guess if the baby shower had beer then it was a step up from just an ordinary baby shower." OH CONTRA IRE! It was way better than any other baby shower I've ever been to! This baby shower had a built in drinking game that was HILARIOUS to even those of us who had to stay completely sober during that time (no pregnant lady kegstands)!
As I had said, the beer was flowing. These men were AMAZING. Whoever said that men have no taste did not know these guys. They bought me the most stunning baby gifts. They knew my nursery theme, the colors I wanted, and what was on my baby registry at the stores. And NO...they were not gay. There are just super awesome hetero men that actually know what's up...
Seeing how awesome everything was that these men had put together, I was completely stunned. The men sat there, circled up in the living room, drinking beer, and watching me open my gifts. Every time I said, "Awwwww!" as I opened my gifts the men had to take a drink ("Awwwww" was the key word for drinking). It was HYSTERICAL!!!!
Better than any other baby shower in the world, the MAN SHOWER takes the cake. SO happy I was able to experience it!



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