Everyone likes to put their own unique spin on traditions. I can recall a guy I used to work with started growing a beard as soon as he found out his wife was pregnant, and didn’t shave until the baby was born. I asked him about it, and he said that it’s a tradition in his family that the father-to-be doesn’t shave until the little one arrives.
I’ve yet to enter the wonderful world of fatherhood, so I’m not sure how I would approach the process of having a baby. But it is just that – a process.
First comes the act of actually getting pregnant… and the details of that are probably best left to the knowledge of just the two parties involved.
Then, eventually, you find out one way or another that you’re expecting a baby. After a certain amount of time has passed, it’s time for a big announcement! Many people these days (with the advent of social media sharing) will take pregnancy announcement photos and share them online for friends and family to see. These photos can take many forms, but I think this one might be my favourite of all the ones I’ve seen:
Although this one is a close second:
Then, after the initial announcement, there comes the gender announcement. Obviously, not everyone wants to find out the gender of their baby beforehand, but for those that do, sometimes they’ll post something online, and other times people will have a party to celebrate the announcement.
George at Custom Concept Motorsports down in Tennessee had a pretty dope take on the gender reveal party idea. Many of these parties reveal the gender of the baby by cutting into a cake. If the cake is blue inside, it’s a boy. If it’s pink, it’s a girl.
That seemed a little too tradtional for George, though. He decided instead to announce the gender to the family and friends that had gathered by way of a giant cloud of pink burnout smoke. Have a look:
From the YouTube description:
With our second child on the way we fitted our single turbo Toyota Supra that my wife Coir drives with colored smoke tires that we had shipped to us from our friends at East Coast Customs in Brisbane, QLD, Australia eccustoms.com. The color would be blue if we were having a boy and red/pink if it was a girl and then we gathered our families and friends to have a party. The results speak for themselves and I have some prepping to do for my little girl now!
George had always thought this kind of party was a silly idea, until he thought of how he’d like to do it. I’m sure you’ll agree, this certainly is more fun to look at than cake!
Here’s a question: Have you ever seen a big burnout up close and in slow-motion? Because it looks pretty cool.
Well, now I know how I want to announce my baby’s gender when the time comes… Here’s hoping I can afford to throw away a couple hundred bucks on coloured tires AND have a car that can properly shred them…