A Uni-what Baby Shower?

by Gavan on February 16, 2012

Right, so here we are well into our new adventure waiting for the arrival of the lil’ fella. In case you missed it we are indeed having a boy. Just thought I’d throw that in there to see who’s paying attention and reading my updates. At least I have the heir to my empire sorted and the Murphy dynasty can continue uninterrupted, not that the name had any chance of dying off. Here’s a fun fact: there were three Murphy families on my street growing up with none of us being related. Pretty sure our name will escape extinction for the time being.

Hopefully you’ve been following my inner thoughts that I’ve been jotting down over the past while so you know where we’re at with the baby. There are so many topics of conversation popping up at the minute covering any and all aspects of the little fella’s arrival all of which need my undivided attention, and to be honest are probably getting a fraction of what’s needed, that sometimes I feel like a bobble head. The latest is….. the baby shower.

Where do I start? I guess all the rage right now, and it may even have always been like this, is to have a unisex or co-ed shower. Believe me I’m not opposed to showering with a lot of people once they’re all women of course (It’s ok, if you’re actually reading this then it’s been cleared by my censor and proof reader….the missus, aka the baby carrier) but I think in this instance I don’t think there will actually be any form of lathering involved. I’d never heard of a unisex baby shower until we actually went to one last year. I’m certain the idea was concocted by women so they could keep an eye on their fellas. God forbid we’d be left alone to our own devices and not burn the house down or go on the piss. Christy reckons it’s a great way for all the guys to get together. Gimme a break! That’s called a boy’s night out. I could be way off base with that but I don’t think I am. Let’s be honest how many guys, unless of course they’re a soon-to-be Dad like me, have want to go and hear about babies and breast feeding and diapers and snot sucking devices and so on for an afternoon? Here’s what I suggest: the girls should spend some quality time together bonding and being maternal talking about whatever it is they talk about and the guys should do the same…..in an entirely different zip code like 89109 (look it up). Just a thought.

Listen, I’m just really happy we’re having the little fella so clearly I’m talking out of my arse right now. If there’s a uninsex shower and by if I clearly mean when, I’ll be there with bells on but make no mistake I’ll be dragging every single one of my buddies with me. Are you listening out there my friends?
Jokes aside if it means we get more free stuff, I’m in. Who am I to break tradition?


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{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

RB February 16, 2012 at 4:14 pm

Hey Murph – you had your first attendance to a unisex baby shower about 6 years ago – ours remember (tamales by the beach)? We were just too lazy to do it differently, to be clear. Wasn’t billed as “the next big thing”. Or maybe we’re just pioneers. I’ll go with the latter…

Siobhan Palmer February 17, 2012 at 6:22 am

Tell Christy I said your head really is up your arse. Megan booked you to cater our unisex baby shower in 2006 😉

Gavan February 18, 2012 at 9:54 am

WTF, totally forgot. Maybe I have pregnancy brain. Is there such a thing?

Gavan February 18, 2012 at 9:56 am

Pioneers…mmm, not sure I’d go that far. I’m loosing it. That’s two showers I’ve forgotten about. Of course you know what this means Mr. Pioneer, you’ll be coming to ours.

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