Sunday, August 07, 2005

File Under: TMI

Let's get it on the table that I am not a prude. I performed in the Rocky Horror Picture Show Floor show as Janet, Magenta, Columbia, AND FRANK. I did that for over a year. NOT. A. PRUDE.

But I think that if the bridesmaids are going to invite the bride's future mother-in-law and present sister-in-law to a shower, it's preferable for it not to be themed "Sex Around the House".

22 comments:

KLee said...

That is rather...um...inappropriate for an event where mothers might be putting in an appearance. Now, if it were a "Hen Party", or a shower thrown by the girls from work, or your best friends from college -- that might be a different story.

Although, I did once attend a bridal shower where the groom's mother gave her soon-to-be-daughter matching his n' hers undies....hers was leopard print, and his was an elephant. The m-i-l had to explain that the elephant's trunk was really a repository for her future grandchildren. It was really awkward. the d-i-l was mortified, and the m-i-l just hooted and howled...

Running2Ks said...

No.Freakin.Way! Did they mean it?

Jenn said...

Hmmm. People. Yeah.

liz said...

They did mean it. I never knew condoms came in so many flavors!

Angry Pregnant Lawyer said...

Ew. Just... ew.

Mummy/Crit said...

How many flavours? (yeah, I know, I'm a single mum - actually not quite single, but waiting for my beloved to get here - i haven't seen a condom for 6 months!) Sorry, enough of that... I'm with you though, there are some things one's mother in law shouldn't know...

liz said...

banana, cherry, vanilla, strawberry, cinnemon, licorice, chocolate...

Running2Ks said...

Chocolate. That may be worthwhile...

liz said...

But how good can it really taste? Her MIL said, "You'd better not use too many of those. I want grandchildren, you know."

Pressure much?

Yankee T said...

The whole thing sounds repulsive. File this under "Why I don't do showers".

Mr. Spock said...

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SuzanH said...

Oh, for the love of god. What is wrong with people?

RussianViolets said...

That is just wrong, wrong, wrong. I would just die.

halloweenlover said...

You all ARE prudes!!! My sister in law threw me a shower called sex in the kitchen, and all the gifts were things that could be used in the kitchen or the bedroom, but people got really creative with it. It wasn't raunchy AT ALL. And my MIL was all for the theme, my mom just laughed. I got The Joy of Cooking and The Joy of Sex in one gift, one person gave me 2 aprons, spatulas and cookie sheets so we could heat it up in the kitchen while wearing only the aprons, other people gave me lingerie with kitchen appliances, etc. It was cute, but it WAS my SIL that threw it, so she knew whether the mothers would be offended, and it definitely did NOT feature condoms or anything too sexy.

liz said...

I wasn't offended, but my SIL was definitely nervous of how her MIL and I would react. She doesn't know my history (medical, yes. Sexual, no) and her MIL is pretty traditional.

Let me say that MY MIL would have been pretty horrified. My mom, however, would have been having a great time.

Mr. Spock said...

Oh, your MIL would have coped better than you think.

Anonymous said...

good post... thanks.

Lila
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Angie said...

Ewww, no sex talk around the MIL.

halloweenlover said...

gotta love the spam, huh?

liz said...

Hahahahaha! I have deleted the dreaded spam and am now chortling.

purple_kangaroo said...

Haha, some of my girlfriends gave me a "personal shower" and invited my mom and sisters. It was supposed to be things especially for the bride, like pretty lingerie, bath soaps, etc.

My mother gave me two nightgowns: One was a HUGE, thick pink T-shirt that came down below my knees, with Winnie the Pooh and Piglet on it. More of an "I'm NOT in the mood" type nightshirt than remotely romantic. The other was a long button-down-the-front nightgown that she informed me would be perfect for nursing babies. She was right--that's what I use it for.

liz said...

I'm glad you got use out of at least one of them, P_K!