Sometimes they include gender reveals or party games or the oohing and aching over tiny little onesies but we have all obviously been doing it wrong all of these years because most of our baby showers have never resulted in bottles being broken over the guest’s heads or the cops being called. Gone are the days of family matriarchs holding court and pastel colored balloons and cake pops, we now have baby showers that include tazers. ¬†From The Boston Herald.com:
A baby shower went badly wrong in a Stoughton hall late last night, when a single sucker punch apparently set off a bottle-bashing, chair-smashing brawl between as many as 200 people ‚ÄĒ with a mob surrounding the cops who were urging parents to get their kids out of there, authorities said.
‚ÄúThe behavior was appalling. It was absolutely appalling. There‚Äôs just no other way to put it,‚ÄĚ Stoughton Police Executive Officer Robert Devine told the Herald this afternoon. ‚ÄúThe worst part was there was a lot of children. Our officers were concerned about the safety of the little ones, while the people who were fighting apparently could have cared less. They were swinging chairs and smashing bottles.‚ÄĚ
‚ÄúThe officers exercised extreme restraint. They had every right in the world to be in fear for their safety. It was a chaotic scene. It was probably one of the more dangerous ones they‚Äôve been in. It was a baby shower. The baby‚Äôs father wasn‚Äôt any help. He was arguing with us that this was his party and no one was leaving.‚ÄĚ
And the worst thing that ever happened at any of my baby showers is that we ran out of cupcakes or that there was confusion over who was the exact winner of “Guess The Baby Food.” It’s awful that there were children involved and one would think that a baby shower, you know, a party celebrating a baby, would include things like people acting a bit more civilized and possibly focusing on the parents-to-be but maybe some people don’t baby shower party that way. All I know is I bet the mom-to-be wasn’t too happy that people were so busy breaking chairs over each other that no one told her how glowing she looked. Three men and a teenager were arrested.