Back before we knew if it was an Annabel or a William, I got all Crazy Granny Lady and whipped off two cuddly blankies. I absolutely adore this yarn for baby afghans. It’s so soft and squishy, it always turns out to be baby’s favourite blankie. That makes me happy.
I love them both and there’s no reason a little girl can’t have a blue blankie so I’m going to give them both to her. The shower is March 3rd and I’ve been Crazy Granny Lady shopping but these will be one of the many gifts.
And speaking of the shower, but omfg how I despise my stepson’s mother, hereafter be referred to as Dumbass. She texts Bill wanting to know if we’ll contribute half to the shower. She tells him $400 tops then she goes and rents a hall in a friggin’ country club for a freakin’ breakfast shower. Firstly, wtf? I’m supposed to drag my ass out of bed at the ass crack of dawn to go to a shower? Whatever happened to 2 PM like normal people? Also, it’s Sunday. How does she expect people who go to church to get there? And the cost? $1200. Seriously? Seriously?!!!!
And then!!! She got pissed that I bought the cake. It’s $150 for the cake and it’s a jungle baby animal theme which is in keeping with Chrissie’s whole jungle animal theme she wants for the baby’s room. She’s not a pink frou-frou person…which is fine because I am and me an Annabel will have plenty of Hello Kitty princess parties…but it’s her choice. So what does Dumbass do? She goes all pink and frou-frou and Jesus save us, she wanted to buy one of those hideous creepy-ass belly cakes. GAH! I think not.
Anyway, after all the incidentals, the shower is now costing over $2500 of which we are paying $400 because I am not interested in a huge shower. I am interested in buying lots and lots of stuff the baby needs. The kids don’t have money. There’s a ton of stuff they need and as it is, we plan to buy the breast pump (200 friggin’ dollars! Who knew?) the crib bedding set and the car seat. I’m also buying a gigantic giraffe because my daughter-in-law loves giraffes, hence the jungle animal theme, and a “mommy” necklace for her and a “daddy” key chain for him because the parents deserve a little something for themselves if you ask me.
I guarantee Dumbass is gonna lose her shit when she finds out we’re paying what we agreed to pay. This giant shower from hell was her idea. She didn’t ask, she didn’t consult, she just went about her business heaving money around not concerning herself with the fact some of it was our money she was heaving around. When my stepdaughter has her baby, a huge shower is more appropriate because she and her husband make a good living together and will be in a better financial position than my stepson and daughter-in-law who are not. So Bill and I are spending our money on things they will need for our grandbaby girl…as it should be.
On a different note, I got my Out of the Box box today and will be heading over too my daughter-in-law’s place here in a little bit so we can unbox it together. I can’t wait to see what’s in it! I’ll post about that tomorrow because my Lip Factory box will also be in.