I’m pregnant with our first child and have been excited at all the information that I am learning to prepare for our special one! I recently had this e-mail sent to me from a popular parenting magazine and was so glad that I follow Etiquette Hell!
It’s no wonder more and more people think it’s okay to throw their own baby shower when articles like this show up!
Under the question: Who should throw my baby shower? it reads: “If you’re really into party planning or everyone else in your life is just too busy, go ahead and plan your shower yourself — just ask a friend to send the invites and gather the RSVPs”.
So basically, if I don’t think my friends are going to step up and give me all the stuff that I deserve as a new mom, then it’s okay for me to throw a party and say, “GIMMEE!!” Sheesh!
Thanks for all you do to educate people on etiquette! 0406-16
The sense of entitlement is not diminishing and the media is an accomplice to the growing expectation that one deserves to receive gifts from people by any means necessary. We are slowly becoming a nation of people who habitually have their hand out expecting to be given things that our ancestors worked hard to provide for themselves.