Baby Shower at a Tattoo Shop?
I’m the mother-to-be and am apprenticing at a local tattoo shop. My husband and I moved to this town 1.5 yrs ago and didn’t know anyone until I started apprenticing.
Since then we’ve met some of the nicest, genuine people of our lives. When two of my friends offered to throw me a baby shower and suggested we have it at the tattoo shop (on a Sat. morning long before it opens) I thought it was a no-brainer. The shop itself is 2000 sqft, open, brightly lit, large windows, plenty of parking, extremely clean, free to use, and has no offensive material on the walls.
I thought this was a perfect location.
The owner of the shop even created the invitation (a pretty sparrow carrying a ribbon that says, “It’s a boy!”)
My mom isn’t thrilled about my new career path but has been morally supportive throughout. Saying how pleased she is that I’m truely happy and fulfilled at work. She likes the location idea.
Here’s the conflict. My mother-in-law called my husband and complained about the location. Saying, “certain family members will have an issue with the location.” She guessed that the great-grandmothers-to-be would be highly opposed to stepping even one foot into such an establishment. She suggested we have the shower at the club house of his little brother’s apartment complex (a place I’ve never been). My husband and I feel offended that she would suggest the location isn’t good enough and ask us to change it. I thought a shower was supposed to be light hearted and fun. Games are played, food and drink are shared, relationships are strengthened.
Should I ask my girlfriends to change the location?