My daughter is insisting on an elaborate baby shower (to rival her wedding which was held in May). I have refused to participate and she has insulted me personally and said that I don’t love her or the baby. My other daughter and I were planning a shower but it was not to her standards and she has refused it. I cannot believe that she is this openly materialistic. I have already pointed out that etiquette-wise she is vulgar but she doesn’t care.
Because of this situation I would like to have a grandma shower for my friends and family and put a limit on the amount to be spent on a gift and request that people give only practical gifts. 1226-13
A grandma shower for you? I can’t imagine where your daughter got her materialistic tendencies.
For heaven’s sake Grandma, buy your own stuff to equip your home for future grandbaby visits. I’m a grandmother three times over and I would be embarrassed beyond belief if someone hosted a “grandmom shower” for me as I am quite able to provide for myself. And it would be unthinkable of me to host a shower that “showered” myself with baby care items, as if I needed help to get started.