advice on telling family
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|Tue, 08-18-2009 - 10:32pm|
my family were visiting over the weekend and just left this evening, so this is fresh in my mind. we're planning on telling them at 10 weeks, but i worry about telling them. i know they are going to think that us having a baby right now is a poor decision and a big mistake, and they will make no attempt to hide it. they are critical and judgmental people in general (especially of me), so their reaction is something that i'm sure of. part of the reason we're waiting so long to tell them is because we'd rather not have to deal with them telling us "it's probably for the best" if the worst happens early. (they can also be tactless at times.) otherwise i'd be telling them soon (if not already), because i know they'll be upset with me for keeping them in the dark for 6 weeks, ESPECIALLY if they know that i knew the whole time they were here.
so i need advice. what's the best way to approach this situation? any ideas on how to break it to them when the time comes? anyone had to deal with family that they knew would be upset at the news instead of happy? (cara, i know your ILs are being jerks about it...did you know they were going to be this way?)