But…wait…how do we know what color socks to put on those baby toes? Gasp, there was no Gender Reveal Party for the New Year Baby! How in the world can we move forward into the New Year without knowing what the gender of the New Year Baby is?
Hopefully, this is an indication that the ridiculous practice of Gender Reveal Parties will be one of the first dumb trends of 2012 to bite the dust. Gathering your family and friends to see your ultrasound, or to view the results with you baked into a cake or boxed into balloons is strange enough, and seems completely devoid of respect for the potential atypical “surprises” some parent receive as results that that procedure. Add to that the social reactivity of reinforcing the pink v. blue divide before your baby is even born seems entrenched in outdated understanding of how to parent our youngest children. There are so many things wrong with the idea of a Gender Reveal Party that this has to go away, right?
Here’s hoping so. Toward that end, let’s look at how to have a Gender Reveal Party updated for 2013.
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Much better. Mmmm, rainbow cake. Need some ideas or recipes?
Have you been to a Gender Reveal or Look at My Sonogram Party? What are your thoughts on the practice?
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