... when people bring babies?
The reason I'm writing about this here is because this blog is mostly anonymous, and only really accessible to people who follow me on Twitter.
We all know how I feel about stagette parties in general... so now you all get to hear about the one I was recently invited to. Firstly, it is not in town. In fact, it is about 2.5 hours out of town, kind of in the middle of the province at a cabin. Secondly, they rented a hot tub and are now soliciting $25 a person to help pay for it. Okay, that's great and all, but I also have to pay for gas to get there and back... AND bring my own booze, AND bring a sleeping bag/air mattress/pillow/etc. because there are not enough beds for everyone at this cabin, and some of us will undoubtedly have to sleep on the floor. Dude... this is starting to seem like a lot to ask, but I guess that's not up to me. Sigh. Thirdly... three people are bringing babies.
Alright... hold the phone, there. Babies? And not like toddlers or anything, but full on babies, with the crying all night and shit. This is where I have to draw the line, I'm afraid. It's one thing to have to go on some overpriced camping-type expedition for someone's bachelorette party, but it's something totally else to have to put up with screaming infants for an entire weekend. Yes, I'm thirty-something, but I am still one of those people who honestly doesn't 'get' babies. I don't mind being around them... so long as I don't have to carry them, change their diapers, or any of the myriad things one has to do when dealing with babies. I like my child-free life where I can go to bed whenever I want, turn up the volume on the stereo when the mood strikes, and not have to fret about how the fuck I am one day going to be able to come up with the money to send my offspring to college. That is all besides the point, though. What I'm getting to is that a stagette/bachelorette weekend is no place for babies, and if everybody else thinks I'm mistaken, then I think I'll sit this one out. I'd rather sleep in my own bed, in silence.