Tuesday, February 09, 2010
Karena's Baby Shower (Part Two)
Guest Poster: Beverly Crusher
My daughter in law Karena beams aboard from the USS Rhode Island along with it's Captain, Erika Hernandez.
It's not that there is a big Starfleet meeting, but the pregnant amazonion wants to embrace the ritual that many women in her condition have gone through...she wants a baby shower.
As it seems most of her friends are on the Enterprise, the women on the senior staff will be getting the presents and throwing the soiree for her.
"Hello, Beverly." Karena says warmly, as she steps off the transporter pad along with Erika, who I say hello to, "It is wonderful to see you again."
"Likewise, Karena." I reply, looking at her stomach, "My granddaughter won't be long now. How are you?"
"I'm fine." she answers, "I had to wrestle with and kill a few monsters on the way here, but everything turned out all right."
I blanch at the thought of this, but as Karena is in good shape, I say nothing.
"When's the baby shower?" the inquisitive amazon asks, "What sort of pressies am I likely to get?"
"Well, Karena." I answer, "The shower will be in a couple of days. The presents the women give aren't exactly for you, but to help you in bringing up your daughter. Cots, diapers, that sort of thing."
"Hmmm." Karena muses, "On my home planet of Wondawowman, any gifts that are given by fellow amazons are items to ensure that she grows into a strong, healthy warrior."
"Well, as I know the women haven't put the pressie order in yet." I answer, "I could ask them to change their requests to some otems more suitable for an amazonian baby."
"Will you?" Karena asks as she hugs me, "That will be great!"
I wonder what this baby shower will be like?