I’m pretty good at getting up early. But I was making cheese trays and homemade salad dressing at 7 am on Saturday, and I really just wanted to be asleep in my bed. One of my childhood friends is pregnant with twins and we have a mother daughter shower for life events in the group.
This is our 3rd baby shower in the covid time. In the fall of 2020 we had an outdoor girls only (no moms) shower as we wanted to keep the group smaller. In the summer of 2021 we had a girls and moms outdoor shower as we were all vaccinated. This time we added a negative test to the entry request.
When you have known people for multiple decades, it makes gathering easy and fun. We all know each other, there are no introductions, but there is a lot to catch up on. We were all gathered by 11 am, some of us arrived earlier to set up, and it was about 3 pm by the time we left.
Time together is good, but it is always too short, and at the same time, I don’t socialize as much as I used to, so group time can be overwhelming. It will be very interesting to see how relationships and friendships evolve as covid evolves. I’m hopeful that this group will see each other through whatever life throws at us.
Do your friend groups have any special traditions to mark life celebrations?
I’m so glad you were able to gather to celebrate life events. I don’t have HS friendships like you do so all of my celebrations have been for college friends, family or people I’ve met since moving to Minneapolis. I only had two Covid showers – one was a virtual one for my little sister last January and it was actually really fun. She is in AZ and our family is so spread out so we had better participation with a virtual shower than we would have if it had been in person. The other one was in May so we could gather outside at the mom-to-he’s home. It was my first in person social event since having Will so I had the best time seeing all these ladies – most of whom went to Gustavus. The shower was for a college friend of Phil’s that I have gotten really close to.
I have done so few in person gathering this fall and winter so am anxious for nicer weather so it will be easier to get together. But it’s easy to get over stimulated like you mentioned!!