This week we decided to tell our parents about our pregnancy. We weren’t sure how they were going to respond; both sets of parents are quite practical people so we weren’t expecting any gushing or tears!
We decided to have them all round for a meal to tell them all at the same time (my mum’s 70th birthday provided the ideal excuse) as we didn’t want there to be any potential for perceived ‘favouritism’ over who was told first.
My husband is very lovely but also can be quite hilariously formal. He had decided that he wanted to make a proper ‘announcement’. But instead of tinging a glass or banging the table, he just stood waiting for everyone to stop talking. Which of course they didn’t. Until his mum noticed him looking awkward.
It went something like this:
I’d like to announce to you all that we are expecting our first child together. (While I quietly cringe next to him!)
Cue surprised faces, a ‘took you long enough’ from his father (we have been married four months!!) followed to a return to talking about television aerials after around thirty seconds.
I think they are excited really!