My MIL has her heart set on hosting a shower for me back in PA...the only thing is, I wont be there! We are in Oregon now, and we can't fly home this year for the holidays. We probably wont see all of our extended family/friends until sometime next summer after the baby arrives.
She has heard of something called a 'card shower' which she plans to host in her home-she will provide the entertainment, food and such that one expects at a shower. But--the guests are asked to bring only things that can fit in cards so they can be easily mailed .
This sounds a bit tack-tastic to me...?
The thing is, she has her heart set on it, and they're her friends, so I dont really want to rain on her parade, and frankly, I'm not sure that would even matter-she's pretty stubborn and told me once "Well, Emily Post died a long time a go." LOL.
She's trying to do something very nice for me, and she's a great MIL on all counts, just a little silly sometimes. I should just be grateful, right?
So my question is-when I call home during the shower that day to thank everyone for being there, should I hang my head in shame? Or is this sort of thing acceptable under the circumstances?