This is the quilt made for the great-grandson-to-be. The shower was last night. The colors here are approximately the same as the colors on the gift wrapping paper in the previous post. The nursery will be nothing if not color coordinated. Cori had registered at Babies R Us with color choices and people largely followed her directives. The little elephants on the quilt are patterned on the elephants that were a general theme -- those on the invitations were also patterned on the ones on the vinyl fabric of the stroller, etc. The shower was a big success with maybe 70 people, a room decorated a bit like a prom, and enough gifts to last through a few more babies if need be.
The whole thing was a bit of a culture shock for me as I've been away from these suburban rituals for many, many years. The part of me with vivid memories of traveling in very poor countries where mothers carry children about in shawls tied over their shoulders and not in "Snugglies" is once again aghast at American consumerism. Another part of me is amazed at the assortment of the cutest little baby shoes I could ever imagine, along with clothes that are adorable on a hanger and will be entirely delightful on a real child, when he grows into them. And now back to "real" life.
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