Jan 22, 2020 –
Mike and I arranged a dinner to be eaten with Mother and Father…at their home.
Because they have a bbq and also because we had news to share with them 🤪
Mike purchased steaks and mushrooms and I went over to the parents a little early to prepare asparagus and a wine sauce for the steaks.
Mom made Cajun fried potatoes and supplied bread for garlic toast ☺️
We sat down for dinner and dug in.
Enjoying the tasty meal, as we tried our best to act casual, eat the food and not stress out too much for the conversation that awaited 🤭
Mike and I had discussed how to segue into the topic we wanted to broach and we used our newly purchased house investment to do so.
Just as we began talking about the correct subject, Dad got a phone call and left the room for a moment, right when we needed him to stay seated 😅
Mike kept the conversation going and once Dad returned, he causally mentioned how ‘whatever we decide to do with the house project, it has to be done by September’.
Mom responded with the expected, ‘ Why by September?’ to which I said, ‘Well, that’s when the baby comes.’
Dads response was exactly as I expected and had told Mike it would be.
A very abrupt, ‘huh?!’ With a quizzical face and slight leaning back in his chair, though he recovered quicker than Mom.
She sat with a very wide, yet unsure grin and even larger eyes, while sort of just saying, ‘whaaaat..?’ 😂
Suffice to say they were surprised 😉
The ensuing conversation was of course as one would expect.
‘How far along, who else knows, do we have to keep it a secret? This is fairly unexpected’ etc etc.
Yes, they were the first to know, yes they had to keep it a secret from the rest of the family and yes it’s not what one would generally expect from me, the one who dislikes small humans and the idea of them 😬🤪🙈
We told them fairly early, as their semi permanent house guests (my sister and her family who were living there during house renovations) were away on a trip during that time and we wanted Mom and Dad to be the first to know.
Making our secret slightly less difficult to bear alone, dragging them along in the required silence with us 🤪👍🏻
Feb 3rd – Holland
I can’t supply a whole lot of detail on this ‘revealing’, as I wasn’t present 🤓
Mike had booked his ticket to go home for a visit before we knew our lives would be in an upheaval come fall but the timing worked out well for him to be able to tell the news to his parents, in person ☺️
He waited longer into the trip than I would have but come one evening chat with his parents, he let it out.
Supposedly in a way that they did not understand for a moment or two but once it was explained, the emotions were that of happiness… not surprisingly 😉
So, at this point both sets of parents were made aware of the news and the fact that it was to be kept between the 6.5 of us 🤞🏻😜
As I wasn’t ready for the onslaught of words from humans, we were waiting to tell anyone else at that time, because we didn’t want anymore to have to deal with ‘knowing but not being able to say’, so the telling to the rest of the family and then ‘the world’, came at a later date 😉