DIL is pregnant, shouldn't I get to tell family before it goes on facebook?
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|Mon, 09-10-2012 - 11:33am|
My son and daughter-in-law are expecting a baby in March. We are very happy about this news, although it was a little stressful because they found out just two weeks before their wedding, and it did create a few problems, she wasn't feeling well, etc. Anyhow, she is almost 3 months along and they are ready to tell other people. Right now just their parents and brothers and sisters know about. My son intends to call his grandmother (only have living grandparents on my husband's side) and tell her the news. After she finds out, I want to send an e-mail to mine and my husband's brothers and sisters. I have asked them not to put the news on FACEBOOK until the day after I send this e-mail, so family has a chance to find out first. I know they are anxious to share the news, and I said they can CALL anyone they want. I just feel that putting it on facebook is telling the entire world and that the entire world should not find out before aunts and uncles and cousins. My son sort of agrees, but insists that this is just how it is nowadays. I said I don't care if it this is "just how it is" that doesn't make it right! Am I being unreasonable? Sometimes I just hate facebook. I found out about my sister expecting her second grandchild on facebook (from my son, because I don't go on facebook) and I was pissed! Her son and DIL asked her to wait until she was past her first trimester and then did not give her the go ahead to tell others before they put it on facebook. I'll tell you what, not EVERYBODY goes on facebook, and I don't think it is the appropriate medium for finding out this kind of news for someone in your immediate family. I was really mad that I did not hear this news from my sister. I have found out about all of my other nieces and nephews kids from my siblings, and that's the way it should be. What do you think? Thanks for reading!