Ah, this little moment before announcing to your loved ones that you are expecting a baby! For real, it's the most beautiful secret I shared, for a few weeks, with my girlfriend.
It burned our lips, we beamed like two young lovers and we had this sweet feeling of having done a bad job! Here's how I announced the news to my loved ones… and some good advice not to do like me!
We invited my in-laws to dinner. Of course, to outsmart everyone, my girlfriend filled her cup with apple must every 2 minutes because she felt like everyone knew… No kidding, a little more and she was getting shots of water while wedging non-alcoholic beer into a funnel so people don't suspect a thing.
For dessert, we (finally!) presented a box containing the famous pregnancy test to my in-laws. My mother-in-law opened it. Suspense. She exclaimed, “Huh? A toothbrush!? »
Tip 1: Make sure the person you are giving the pregnancy test to wears their glasses
As we learn from our mistakes, we decided to repeat the same ploy to announce it to my family, but inputting a pacifier in the box… it's more visual!
My mom opened the box and instantly started crying, but like, really instantly. I'm sure even Guylaine Tremblay can't do that.
You should know that my mother, a woman of 1001 talents, does not have the ability to cry and speak at the same time. So my father approached, looked in the box and cracked up too, without a word. There, it may seem like a cute scene, but my sister, who was sitting further away, seemed terrified by this bewitched box that makes you cry as soon as you look at it.
Tip 2: Tell several people the good news at the same time to avoid giving someone an anxiety attack
You are now equipped to announce the great news. Good luck!
A text by Simon Laroche