There have been some surprising social events mentioned recently by The Young Folks at Work. I was familiar with destination weddings and promposals, but the three below were new to me.
Bachelor party weekends - back in my day, men of the bridal party drank and drove to various strip joints and then recovered in time for the rehearsal dinner the next day. Evidently at some point people realized this was a bad idea and now the men hole up in a big house for a solid weekend a month before the wedding. They drink, but sober up for the drive back. I approve this change.
Diaper parties - back in my day, women had to suffer through dreadful baby showers. Now, the men have to endure baby showers too, only they report there is no acknowledgment of the impending baby, talk of baby, advice about baby, just beer and possibly football, and a package of diapers dropped off at the door. You know, just focusing on the crap part of the baby. Sounds just as awful as the distaff version. I do not approve.
Baby sprinkles - back in my day, my mother was the only person I knew who knew you don’t give a baby shower for a second baby. All second babies of my acquaintance got baby showers. Evidently, enough Moms told enough daughters and the daughters rebranded the Second Baby Shower as a Baby Sprinkle. The presents are limited so there won’t be duplicates of the original baby shower. If that means the only presents are diapers, in that case I approve, but then how is this not a Diaper Party? Is it the gender of the invitees? I don’t know the nuances of this.