Tax Free Weekends
Instead I bought my son his b'day present (and NO I'm not telling you what I got because he reads my blog), went to the grocery store for some necessities, and stopped at AJ Moore to get something for a baby shower we're invited to.
I know that the mommy-to-be is going to get plenty of cute things. She's only a kid, and her parents will help her, as will her boyfriend who is not the baby daddy. It's complicated. But I wanted to do something special for her, mostly because I don't think anyone else will. She's a nice kid who made a huge mistake and she's taking responsibility for her error, continuing on in school to finish her senior year, and hopefully make something of herself.
I never thought I would be in this position. I've told the Girl over and over that I don't approve of what happened with her friend, but I'm not going to be a bitch about it. She's got enough negativity already. The baby is due next week and the shower will be held after he's born. She's doing a good job with prenatal care, she's put up a nursery of sorts in her bedroom while the baby is an infant, and they have created a room in her parent's house for the baby when he gets older. I think this kid is doing a rather remarkable job considering that she's 16. I can't see my kid being so organized and responsible.
So I wanted to make the baby something that this mom will cherish. Not anything fancy or unusable, just something that has the baby's name on it, embroidered with pretty embroidery floss. I bought a bib with some needlepoint fabric embedded in the front of the bib, and I'll embroider the name and a couple of teddy bears on it. It was very inexpensive and luckily on sale, and I have most of the floss colors at home anyhow, so a really unique gift will also be cost effective. I like that.
The Girl is going to help me on the project, and we'll make a really nice card and package up the bib in a pretty box. This is the kind of thing I really enjoy doing, making something special out of practically nothing.
I just hope she likes it for her baby son. Stumble It! JBlog Me