Article: Grandma Baby Showers Are Now a Thing
File this under "I'm glad my mom didn't know about this."
The title is self-explanatory--first time grandmas are occasionally getting baby showers. In some cases, it makes sense, if a grandparent will be shouldering the majority of the child caring, working parents, you know the deal. In the other camp, you're stealing my well-deserved baby-thunder!
My step-father's mom watched most of her grandbabies. She had eight kids, they all had about three kids a piece. That means that she watched about 24 kids all in all, give or take. Of course, without a shower, that's not my point. My point is that this feels very consumer-y, like the made-up holiday "Sweetest Day" or, some will say, "Valentine's Day". To me, this feels like "a thing" only so more STUFF can be sold. New parents are easy targets, but grandparents may be an untapped market. It feels cheap.
What do you think? Would you consider having one, or do you think one would have been useful for you?