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Tuesday, September 16, 2008

I Did It!

I declined the invitation (without lying) to the baby shower. Then I shredded it! And I don't feel the least bit guilty. But just so I wouldn't hurt anyone's feelings (because I worry about this all the time!) I added a pretty pastel background to the email and made the font a fun color. This is what I said:
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"I am sorry to say, I will not be able to attend A's baby shower. Hope everyone has a great time!"

~Monica H

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I hope she doesn't bring it up when I see her tomorrow.

Thanks everyone for your input and suggestions on how to handle this. Now, just so I get this straight- Who am I hanging out with that weekend instead of going to the shower?

8 comments:

The Nanny said...

Hop on a plane, girl!

Virginia said...

Hang out with me! Ok, so I'm in Ohio, but we could hang out "virtually." She doesn't need to know anything, you can just say you already had plans. That's it. No more words needed.

Hugs..

theviewfromthisplace said...

me! me! me! LOL. i wish. oh well. but really, i am very glad you respected your feelings on this one. M, i do beleive there will come a time when babyshower invitations do not 'inspire fear in our hearts'.

christyna said...

not for nothing but I don't want to attend my own baby shower so i could omagine not wanting to go to someone elses,thankfully i haven't been invited in the past year. I'm proud of you for declining and if she ask just say personal reasons or family engagement without details, technically that is true.

NJ could always use a lil company :) ha ha sorry about the MIA on here lately, forgot how hard working and school is and this being pregnant has made me a lil cranky tired and lazy.

christyna said...

Omagine! ha! I'm an ass.

Rachel said...

I'm free.

Don't worry about hurting her feelings or explaining yourself. If she brings it up, which I doubt she will, just tell her that you already had plans. Don't explain what they are.

Travelwahine said...

I'm very proud of you. Good for you. That's the way to do it, no explanations.

Lori said...

Sounds like a photography weekend to me! LOL