sticky wicked

by Michele
(St. Louis, MO)

What is proper when son's girlfriend's mom is giving a baby shower and you aren't particularly close to the mom to be?

I was going to give her a shower for my son's side of the family, but the mom to be decided it would be too much so she told me she didn't want on.

I want to go for my son, but not really excited about going considering the situation between his g/f and me.


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Repairing Relationships
by: Ms P Etiquette

Hello Michele~

This is fairly simple. You do what is best for your son and his relationship. His girlfriend, with whom you have little in common, will be the mother of your grandchild. Make this shower the beginning of an actual friendship between you. Ask her mother what you can do to participate since you are not being allowed to throw a shower of your own for her. Get involved. Not only is it good manners, you will be more comfortable if you are contributing to the occasion.

Thank you for your question.

Ms Practical Etiquette

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