February 21, 2019
Is this baby trend waning? All signs point to yes.
When we are pregnant, there’s nothing more we want to do than celebrate the new life growing inside of us. It seemed that everyone was jumping on the bandwagon and throwing a Pinterest-inspired party to answer the age-old question – is it a boy or a girl? But just as quickly as this new tradition started, it may be already becoming passé.
Many parents are finding their guests feel attending another celebration culminating with some sort of pink or blue explosion is a bit over the top and frivolous. While others are fighting subscribing to the gender norms of pink and blue, concerned they are reinforcing damaging gender stereotypes. In fact given the progress our culture has made, it seems a bit old-fashioned and out dated – not to mention one more thing to spend our hard-earned money on.
Who can deny there are countless gender reveals gone awry? Just checkout YouTube. Haven’t we all had a good laugh at the expense of some poor soon-to-be dad who smacked the baseball so hard it hit his wife in the face and exploded in a puff of pink? And don’t forget the Border Patrol agent that started a wildfire by shooting a rifle at a target intended to reveal the gender of his baby. The fire engulfed more than 45,000 acres in flames and caused more than $8 million in damage.
So if you feel the need to shout out the sex of your unborn child to the world, why not just send an announcement?