Baby Showers

I was talking to my mother-in-law last night and found out that what I've always felt about baby showers, which is that they're bad luck, is apparently an old Jewish school of thought. They don't exist in most Jewish communities until after the baby is born, and this is entirely sensible to me. I don't mind attending them at all, and I would even throw one for someone who had different feelings on the subject, but I wouldn't want one for myself.

At least, if I'm "strange" in my line of thinking, I'm in good company.