Baby showers are a whole different ball game though. Instead of being the one who legitimately looks great, you 'look great' even if you are the guaranteed heavy weight of the room. The outfit isn't quite as cute and you don't look quite as cute in it. While everyone else is having a glass of white Burgundy, you get to sip sparkling water. Present opening becomes a little more awkward because gifts don't seem to rest gently in your lap like they used to, and if you happen to be a nail biter who is anticipating the biggest Notre Dame game in 20+ years, untying the ribbons can be particularly cumbersome. The other tough part is knowing exactly what you are supposed to do with the cloth diapers or diaper rash ointment you are opening. Time will tell they say. I did figure out the Sherpa car seat cover - totally plush - totally practical.
But there is something way better about baby showers. That is, you always have a little buddy with you, helping you cheer as you unwrap the sweetest little outfits, the most cuddly quilt, a new chair for the dining room table, and a cow-print throne for the car. A little buddy who makes it okay for you to not only have a cookie, but a cupcake as well. And a little buddy who can bring out the double dose of love you feel from everyone in the room.
The Fizzy Mary
Fill the glass with Rose Champagne
Squeeze a lemon twist on time.
Raise your glass and toast, 'to Mary!'