Today I will be shopping for a baby gift for a good friend of mine and his wife’s baby shower. They are expecting a new baby and I’d have to say that having a baby has to be one of the top 5 events anyone can experience in life. It’s simply an amazing event. Some people call it a miracle, really it’s just biology. The fact that a man and a woman can copulate and stay together after the baby is the real miracle. I’m a huge fan of mini humans despite there lack of manners, their stench and ability to drag you from your slumber with a loud cry.
I say all that because I never expected to ever have to shop for a baby gift for a shower much less one that I will be attending. Growing up my mother was the one who bought the gift and attended the shower with a bunch of other women. I can only assume they would oooo and ahhhh at all the tiny outfits and accessories that were unveiled while secretly judging each other’s taste in baby items. My father on the other hand was never invited to a baby shower. On the contrary he was given a cigar by the father to be and treated to a beer with the guys. In those days fathers to be weren’t expected to take part in the shower but for some time now guys have been co-hosts to these events and I don’t know when it started. I don’t know who the first man was to willingly or even begrudgingly attend a baby shower. Was he a huge puss that was made to take part by his domineering wife or was he a caring dude who wanted to be apart of everything that involved his new baby? Either way I find myself invited and will inevitably attend a baby shower. I can only hope there will be a cigar waiting for me with a few other guys with whom I can hang out with.