That said, I simply have not been to one of these events in a very long time, but I certainly remember them being more benign than not: food, gifts, a gaggle of women OOoohhing and AAaahhing over endless tiny outfits...you get the picture.
Apparently, Baby Showers in the South Bronx don't run the same way. My husband and his Squad have told me repeatedly that there is always a problem at these events; they are attended by both guys and gals, and can be counted on to end in a fight, with the police being called, and to top it all off...there's usually an arrest.
Think I might be exaggerating? Check this out:
A 5-year-old girl was shot in front of her apartment in the Bronx early this morning. Little Haley Dominguez was shot in the stomach around 1 a.m. this morning outside her family’s apartment building on Hughes Avenue in East Tremont. Haley, her mother and older brother were all returning from a baby shower.
The child is expected to make a full recovery, and the NYPD certainly suspects that this poor kid simply got caught up in the crossfire; another casualty in a turf war on the streets of the South Bronx. Sad but true.
Before Roc was a cop serving in this community, I probably would not have believed that Baby Showers could cause so much trouble. So I ask you this: what event in your spouse's precinct is notorious for causing trouble? Is is something obvious, or something you might never think of...like a baby shower?