Post # 1
So this situation with a girl on my Facebook kind of bugs me. She isn’t a friend, just a girl I went to high school with. She is due with her 4th boy soon. Her youngest just celebrated his 1st bday and her others are all very close in age. Actually between her and her husband I think they have like 7 kids total. Anyway she is not only having a baby shower but she has recently been posting links to her online registry for everyone that can’t attend. She’s done this a few times on Facebook pretty much begging for gifts for the new baby. I don’t really understand what she could possibly need other than diapers for this new boy. I think showers for multiple kids are fine if they’re far apart in age or different sexes but this seems like a total gift grab to me and pretty rude. I know they are hurting for money but geez. I also find it hard to have sympathy for someone who tells everyone on Facebook they are on food stamps, welfare etc yet continues to pop out kids and then expect gifts? Of course they also have fancy phones, cable, internet etc. I know its none of my business but I just wanted to vent and see if you ladies agree a baby shower in this situation is kind of ridiculous. Also this new baby was planned not an oopsie.
Post # 3
@7-9-11bride:I would feel the same way you do. People really a-m-a-z-e me.
Post # 5
Ridiculous. I’m not even really a fan of multiple baby showers in general but in this situation it is a blatant gift grab.
Don’t even get me started on the people who accept government assistance yet continue to procreate. Mandatory birth control should be part of their handout.
Post # 6
My sister had another child about 18 months after her first. I threw here a shower for the first and a sprinkle for the 2nd. They first off were different sexes and she didnt’ register for the 2nd one either. She had all the big stuff it was just about celebrating the child. Most people bought her clothes. Her first shower had 85 people and her sprinkle had 20 people. Just family and very close friends who would have bought something anyway.
Your fb friend sound gift hungry.
Post # 7
I can understand having a small party (family and close friends) to celebrate a new baby. Babies and parties are fun! However, the way your FB friends posts her registry in her statuses so people who can’t come can give her presents is pretty lame.
Post # 8
Yes I would also have no issue if it were just a ” sprinkle” to welcome the new child. But she has multiple registries with all the big typical items on them. Her posts are constantly whining about how broke they are yet she is always getting her hair and nails done, you know the type. Brags about spending $700 on groceries with foodstamps while they live in some 6 bedroom Victorian house paid for by HUD. I am always so tempted to comment on her ridiculous posts. I am a stay at home mom cuz we can afford it and we certainly wont be having another unless we can afford to do so. Her entitled attitude drives me crazy!
Post # 9
Since she’s a FB friend I’d just block her posts if you don’t want to totally “unfriend” her.
She’s obviously pretty ridiculous but there’s an easy way to avoid her nonsense if you’re not close friends.
Post # 10
@mwitter80: I’m with you on this! I think all babies should be celebrated, but probably to varying degrees. I’ve recently been thinking about this a lot because my cousin is pregnant with her second and I want to have a shower for her. I’ve encountered lots of different opinions about this. My feeling seems to be that all babies deserve to be celebrated, but perhaps one shouldn’t register for babies after the first.
Post # 11
It sounds like she’s returning the stuff and getting the money for it. Just my cynical $.02. There’s no way a person needs four cribs!
Post # 12
Wow, really?! I would never post a registry on Facebook even if it were my first child! Sounds like she just wants gifts, but I have no idea what she could possibly need! I think posting that on Facebook is just tacky though, it should only go out to those who received a formal invitation. But again, you don’t need four baby showers!
Post # 13
give her cloth diapers and some condoms…just kidding!
It sounds like it is time to at least ‘hide’ her, but I do feel bad for the kids. Maybe you can get a savings bond in his name instead of a toy, etc.
Post # 14
I’ve considered hiding her posts but its like a train wreck. I can’t turn away, lol. Although annoying and ridiculous, I can’t help but wonder what she will post next. She’s the classic FB oversharer. I’ve seen her post about sex injuries describing intimate details, its crazy! She needs her own reality show more than anyone I’ve ever known! I do feel bad for the kids but she seems to be a good mom and she was very sweet in high school.
Post # 15
yah, I had to hide a “friend” that was talking about her accidental pregnancy and how she was worried with all the drinking she’d been doing lately…ugh! of course she then named her kid a “Twilight name” and was spouting off about politics all the time…hiding her felt great!