Herschel Talker, on 14 August 2014 - 12:48 PM, said:
So, here's the situation...
My only brother and his wife are expecting a baby in January and I couldn't be more excited to become an uncle for the first time. My kids will finally have a cousin! I can't wait until the kid gets old enough to come spend weekends with us and overall, I'm just looking forward to it.
Here's the problem. They have scheduled a "Gender Reveal" party for August 30th. She's a nurse and he's a paramedic, so they have limited options for free days. But I called them and told them that it wouldn't work since I have tickets to the Clemson game. But they wouldn't reschedule. So I called my mom and warned her that I would be the black sheep by not attending and not bringing my kids. I was told that I would be excommunicated and not allowed to see my niece/ nephew.
So pretty much, I have it worked out so that I can spend an hour at the what-have-ya and make it to the game, but I'll miss tailgating.
Here are my concerns: first of all, what the
is a "gender reveal" party and is that another
ty girly event now that I'll have to start attending? Secondly, does anyone see a solution where I can just ditch the rest of my family but still get to hang out with my niece/ nephew?
LoL This gender party is apparently something new that this generation mothers do. But I had to reply & I was laughing so hard, because I just went through the same thing. My brother & sister in law are having twins & had the same type of party. And I thought it was stupid & did not want to go. And I did not have anything planned. I JUST DID NOT WANT TO GO. But i did. And the party was ok, but I still think this is a woman thing that they have created to suck us Men right into it. Just something else to make us do things we hate. I could care a less about a baby shower & thats what it is. A glorified baby shower. Tell your brother that you love the fact that he is having you a nephew or niece. But you already have plans & money invested. They will get over it. But make sure you are truely ok with what ever deciesion you make.