Bachelorette parties today resemble men’s bachelor parties in many ways including bawdiness, but since when did it become fashionable for mothers and aunts twice as old as the bride to attend these parties? I stumbled across a restaurant that specializes in bawdy parties for brides-to-be. I’ve eaten there before and the food is good, but I didn’t know that on Saturday nights they specialize in bachelorette parties. There was a band, plenty of females screaming as a man who looked like Buddha did a lap-dance for a customer and women who looked like they should have been home watching the girls’ children. I was mesmerized. Thoughts of my father coming to my bachelor party made me shudder. I just didn’t seem right, especially for the type of entertainment. I was embarrassed for them, but I saw no shame as 45 year old and 50-year-old mothers slammed shots with their daughters and their friends. Then I thought of my mother drinking and feeling ***** with her daughter in law. Now way! I left. It was too noisy and I just couldn’t stand to watch it. I thought about it on the way home and decided that if any of my sons even invited me to their bachelor party the most I would do is stop by for a drink, say hello to everyone and then carry my old *** home. Parents and children need to keep some things separate.