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Old Sep 2nd, 2017, 04:00 AM   1
WackyMumof2
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I Want To Tell Kids


I originally decided I didn't want to tell the kids the sex of this baby until baby was born but with Christmas coming up, I thought I might do it then with a color appropriate t-shirt that says, 'My brother's name is Sebastian' or 'My sister's name is Kairi'. But I will give it to them BEFORE we head over to hubby's mother's for lunch. What do you ladies think? MIL thinks it's 'unfair' but if I'm not telling my mother or any of the other grandparents before Christmas Day, then it's fair enough for her. She is no exception! This is our LAST baby so I want the kids to know first on a day that is special before anyone else. I'd probably go this way as Vistaprint only offer white.

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Old Sep 2nd, 2017, 18:18 PM   2
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No MIL has say in ANYTHING like that...so do what u want hun...



 
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Old Sep 2nd, 2017, 21:26 PM   3
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So, she thinks she's more important than your mum - bad enough - AND your kids?! Ooh I'd find it hard not to tell her where to get off!!! On principle now I'd be telling the kids first.



 
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Old Sep 2nd, 2017, 23:40 PM   4
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So, she thinks she's more important than your mum - bad enough - AND your kids?! Ooh I'd find it hard not to tell her where to get off!!! On principle now I'd be telling the kids first.
MIL sees the kids most days of the week but she's local to us. My mother on the other hand is a 4 hour drive away and she hasn't seen the kids for years - work, 2 mortgages, my Stepfather's health concerns etc doesn't leave her a lot of time for anything. But regardless, it doesn't mean that my mother doesn't love her Grandchildren nor does she not want anything to do with them - which is what MIL thinks. But just because I don't see or talk to my mother very often at all, doesn't give MIL a right to 'know' the sex of this baby before my mother anyhow! I spoke to hubby about it last night and I think he's on board but time will tell. Being my last baby, then my children should know the sex first AND closer to D day.



 
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Old Sep 3rd, 2017, 02:36 AM   5
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Your MIL is being very unreasonable. I think she's just jealous that she won't be the first person to know and she has to wait. Do things the way you want to!



 
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Old Sep 3rd, 2017, 04:23 AM   6
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Your MIL is being very unreasonable. I think she's just jealous that she won't be the first person to know and she has to wait. Do things the way you want to!
That's what I thought! Anyhow, if we don't want to find out the sex then that's our choice and she doesn't have a say. But hubby wants to know. He's waited so long for Team Pink. I just hope he's got the self control to keep it quiet until Christmas Day for when the kids open their T-shirts. I only told my father I was expecting #4 tonite!! Poor old bugger.



 
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