I'm interested to hear everyone's opinons on this one. A new trend is emerging called Grandma Showers, where grandmothers are throwing/having thrown baby showers for themselves when they become a grandmother. This article says it is to celebrate a new stage of life and possibly recieve the things a grand mother would need. What do you think?
I personally am not a fan of this at all. I think that this "steals the thunder" so to speak of the mother who is actually having the baby. I think grandparents should be celebrated but this is just plain silly to me. My baby also doesn't spend enough time at my mothers house that she would need too much of her own that we don't already bring with us when she comes over there. I am all for a Grandma being so happy about a new stage in life but I don't think I would want it celebrated in this way.
My mom watches my daughters while my DH and I work and even as a full time care provider there has never been a need for her to have her own set of XYZ (aside from carseats once the girls outgrew the infant seat - we provided those, though). Babies require very little in reality.
The point of a shower (bridal or baby) is to shower the parents-to-be with gifts and assistance. Unless Grandma is going to be raising the child, showers should be reserved for the parents. We don't throw showers for "Mother of the Bride" - why would you throw a shower for "Mother of the Mother"?