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Old 11-15-2017, 05:18 PM
 
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Oh, the parents had a say. I've hosted many baby showers and everything was run past the mother-to-be. I certainly wouldn't have come up with a cockamamie idea like that on my own.
Maybe maybe not. I had two baby showers and they were both complete surprises.
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Old 11-16-2017, 12:51 PM
 
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I foster/adopted my Son, he was 9 year old when I foster/adopted him. Some of my office mates through me a "Baby" (Kid) shower. The person who was through it, thought everyone knew he was 9 years old (and would be there).

Seem one my "Indirect" managers didnot know gift was for 9 year old "Baby" got him a real nice BABY onesie for a 9 Pound Baby. My son was rolling on the floor when he saw it.

Guess the list of suggested Idea did not give him a clue. Sleeping Bag, Backpack for school, Board Games, GameStop card.

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Now THAT is a shower I would have really enjoyed attending! What a lovely gesture from your office mates and a special event for your son.
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Old 11-16-2017, 01:22 PM
 
Location: Denver CO
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I foster/adopted my Son, he was 9 year old when I foster/adopted him. Some of my office mates through me a "Baby" (Kid) shower. The person who was through it, thought everyone knew he was 9 years old (and would be there).

Seem one my "Indirect" managers didnot know gift was for 9 year old "Baby" got him a real nice BABY onesie for a 9 Pound Baby. My son was rolling on the floor when he saw it.

Guess the list of suggested Idea did not give him a clue. Sleeping Bag, Backpack for school, Board Games, GameStop card.

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Not quite as funny but similar. I did not find out the baby's sex when pregnant. I had amniocentesis due to my age, so I would have had an accurate answer, but I really wanted the surprise and at every doctor's appointment, I made sure to start off by saying I didn't want to know the sex, just so they didn't forget and mention it because it would have been in my record.

After my son was born, a casual friend very kindly gave me a baby gift that turned out to be a couple of baby dresses. I can only imagine the bemused look on my face and she said something about my having said I was having a girl. Obviously I never said that! lol!
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Old 04-16-2018, 07:01 AM
 
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I think it will be nice to give a little toy for the sibling. I often give sibling gifts at birthday parties too. I know my kids love it when they receive a sibling gift. Just a little toy will do.
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Old 04-16-2018, 02:00 PM
 
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I think it will be nice to give a little toy for the sibling. I often give sibling gifts at birthday parties too. I know my kids love it when they receive a sibling gift. Just a little toy will do.
But why set them up to expect a gift when it is not their occasion (birthday, baby shower, etc.)? Can't they learn to wait for gifts when their special day occurs?
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Old 04-16-2018, 02:26 PM
 
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But why set them up to expect a gift when it is not their occasion (birthday, baby shower, etc.)? Can't they learn to wait for gifts when their special day occurs?
It's part of the Prizes-for-Everyone sickness.
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