There is no baby shower for the second child.
I mean, the main reason there is a baby shower in the first place is because new parents need essential items and it is a good way for the family to get together and help the couple with some gifts and advice. However, there is no reason for a baby shower for the second child since you already have a bit of experience and things from your first child.
Apparently, this woman didn’t get the memo. She decided she was going to have a baby shower for her second child. And not only that but she sent everyone a list of what she wanted. And the cheapest thing on there was $25. That may not seem like a lot to many but not everyone has money lying around, especially not students. You can see what happened next by scrolling below.
The title is a bit misleading as it isn’t as bad as it first sounds.
The two women have never been close but the user was happy for Beth anyway.
Honestly, getting a handmade gift is always so much better than buying one.
However, Beth clearly does not like handmade gifts and chose to make it clear to her cousin.
She got angry at the response as anyone would and decided to drop out of the ‘event’.
Some family members sided with the mother while others realized that she was being a choosing beggar.
And all of the Reddit comments fall on the latter side.
Honestly, who wouldn’t want a custom handmade blanket for their baby? I only wish I could get a handmade gift from someone. The Reddit user clearly wants everyone to feel special even though she might not be able to buy them an expensive gift. And it has clearly worked for her except this time which is not her fault at all.
Nobody even has a baby shower for their second child.
She clearly wants some expensive items for her child or to sell them off.
Having a minimum limit for a gift is always so rude.
A second baby shower is what I would call tacky.
Of course, she would never tell the whole story making her out to be the good guy.
This is actually a good thing and Beth needs to learn from this.
We also have an update right here!
I have decided to not go to the baby shower, but will still be making a blanket. I agree, not making a blanket for her child would be wrong and I would be misdirecting my frustration at the wrong person. My mother will be delivering the gifts.
As for my aunts and cousins, you were right on the money! Beth had complained that I was refusing to purchase something off the registry but had made no mention about the blanket. Basically, she told everyone that I was refusing to buy anything because “the baby didn’t deserve it”. I spoke with a few of my aunts and explained what really happened, and now it is Beth in the hot seat. I messaged her today and let her know that I will make the blanket but won’t be attending. She has not responded to me, so I’m not sure if she is busy or plain just ignoring me.
What would you have done in this situation? Comment down below and let us know.