WTF is a SPRINKLE

posted 3 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

@masterteee2013:  I’ve never heard of this until now.  I thought this was going to be a baking question lol.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

In my hometown its for a second baby and its generally just diapers etc. Presents are bigger when its a baby of the opposite sex from the first.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

I think they’re tacky.  Parents should purchase the necessities for their baby.

 

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

I thought a “sprinkle” was like a low-key baby shower… fewer gifts, more casual dress & atomosphere, the same goofy games.

I went to one recently… she didn’t register, but people bought her gifts anyway, since her first was a boy and her second was a girl – she got all clothes and a few toys.

Actually, I know she would have preferred not to have anything at all, but her mother insisted, so they comprimised on the “sprinkle”

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

@masterteee2013:  Tacky gift grab.

A baby shower, like a bridal shower, is supposed to be a celebration welcoming a woman to a new phase of her life and to give small gifts to help prepare her for her new role. Once she has been in that role, subsequent celebrations are unnecessary and inappropriate.

Post # 10
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Buzzing Beekeeper

@Zhabeego:  I knew you’d say that, lol. I love you but you are very strict with etiquette…black and white, no grey. My sister has 2 little girls (both under 5) and she is pregnant with twin boys (surprise! They wanted 3 kids, now they have 4). Our family and friends think a second shower is a great idea (not a “sprinkle” whatever the hell that means). My sister is hesitant but everyone wants to participate. If they don’t, they can stay home.

Any excuse life provides to celebrate and have some good in your life, I say go for it. People will judge you no matter what you do so you might as well enjoy yourself. My father is very ill, so we love to gather the family around whenever we can. People get so fussed over what is and isn’t allowed. If it doesn’t impact you, who cares. If people are happy, great. I don’t believe life needs a rule book. It’s too short not to enjoy 🙂

Post # 12
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

@masterteee2013:  Yep, they’re pretty awful (IMHO). Either it’s a celebration of the pregnancy, or it’s a shower. None of this “bring me small, cheap gifts” thing! Either have a shower or don’t!

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

@MrsPanda99:  I’m a harsh taskmaster for sure! 

In real life, I don’t loose any sleep over this type thing BUT I did totally judge the neighbor who wined about not getting a shower for her FOURTH baby, then had one and invited no less than 50 people and the relative that registered for all new stuff for her THIRD…just because she wanted all new stuff and why shouldn’t she prevail on friends and family to buy it for her?

Post # 14
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Buzzing Beekeeper

@BrandNewBride:  LOL, bring me small, cheap gifts 😛 I doubt my sister will register for her second shower but I still want to have it.

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012 - Chateau Briand

@MrsPanda99: “My sister is hesitant but everyone wants to participate. If they don’t, they can stay home… People will judge you no matter what you do so you might as well enjoy yourself” this exactly! People always have something to say 😐 

I also agree that it’s not outrageous to have another party, especially if you’re expecting a baby of another gender. I probably wouldn’t register for it but it would be nice to celebrate something new! 

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