Today I gave the kids this sports analogy: Church is a team sport. Show up for practice. Bring your equipment. Listen to the coach. If you haven't been to practice in a while, do your best. Don't give up or get a negative attitude even if things aren't going well.
We have a baby shower crazy ward. There is a sister who says all the time that "Every baby deserves a shower." I've had 2 babies in this ward and she's never included us in that rule.
I didn't need a baby shower because we didn't need anything but a new pack of white onesies. Though I did get rid of most of our boy clothes under size 5T. But I don't think it's anyone's job to give me a bunch of stuff. It would have been nice to be celebrated.
I just feel annoyed, often, at how our family is assumed to be supported by the deaf members. And this ward breaks the guideline of 1 shower per family. Or even 1 shower per sex of child.
Apparently I'm jealous because they never invite us over to see fireworks either. But they talk about these parties like it was a ward party. They do invite investigators and new members. Just never us.
I just need to throw my own pity party apparently.