I found out today about "Smash Cakes"... I feel bad for coming generations.
AKA a cupcake you give to the 1 year old to f#ck around with.
When you said smash cake, I thought of that thing were people sit down, bare bottomed, on a cake and wriggle around.
An amped up way to ask "Are you having a boy or a girl", and an opportunity to spend yet more money over **** no one really cares about. Oh yeah, I said it. No one really cares. Even the grandparents beyond "Oh good. We're excitied about a baby, and know we know it's a boy."
Whatever happened to "Mom? We found out today it's a boy. Yeah great. Tell dad. Love ya, Bye.
Boy, I sure am gonna get it now over that.
I'm surprised SWJ's aren't protesting this as "the child hasn't told you their gender yet. That won't come for years"
Honest to God, I don't know if this is just a US thing, or if this crap goes on in Europe as well.
I do know in Mexico people love their children, but you don't see anywhere near this level of hyteria over all things baby. Pregnant women are just that. Women who are pregnant. No one elses affair. "Why would someone else beyond my family care I'm having a baby?" After they're born, same thing. "It's my baby. No big deal."
Heh. Funny thing is, there you honestly Never hear children acting up, throwing tantrums in public. I can honestly say I have never heard an out of control screaming child. Maybe because they never experience the stress of being the center of attention constantly, and when it's taken away, they have an existential crisis?