I'm not quite sure exactly when baby showers became a co-ed party, but I'm glad it's a thing.

Last weekend, I was invited to my cousin Mike's baby shower where I just assumed I'd be tucked away downstairs at his doghouse bar, slinging back some brews and keeping him company. Sadly, none of that went down and it was quite the experience, to say the least.

Let's be honest for a moment, did I want to go to the party in the first place? Yeah, of course, but I was not ready for what I had in store.

Apparently, there are games that are played at baby showers and I find it very strange yet oddly satisfying. Between the baby bingo and the toilet paper belly-girth guessing game, I actually had a pretty good time. The prizes that were given out to the winners weren't exactly my cup of tea, but still, a win is a victory in my book, regardless of the content or context of the competitive event.

Now to the best part: I had no idea that baby showers were a buffet heaven. It was somewhat early in the day, around 11 a.m., and I had missed breakfast. Not to worry though, because there was so much delicious food that I was practically comatose within 10 minutes of arrival.

I will say that it was very nice and rewarding to see my family, after being apart for so long (stupid COVID), and well worth sitting through nursery rhymes and gift offerings (all out of love).

The point is, whether you're a man or a woman if you get invited to a baby shower, but you've never been before, 8 out of 10 would recommend to anyone.

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