and he had a total melt down. we were expecting possibly a not so happy reaction from my oh's mother but she was delighted. my mother has been told a few days ago. now i just have my best friend and boss then i can post it on facebook and it will spread like crazy. lol i really didn't expect such a fit from him. first he said he was upset and crying because we kept it from him. i explained we just found out ourselves and only just told the grandparents today and in the last few days and he continued to ball his eyes out. i'm so confused. he has a younger brother who is 8 so it's not like he has the only child complex. what the heck? anyone else had this happen? i don't even know what to say to him.
thanks for your reply debs. he seems to be coming around already. he is one of those children if he isnt happy it shows for days even though he isnt allowed to be disrespectful. i guess it was just a big shock. goodness knows it was for me and my oh too!
i was 12 when my parents told me they were having my brother and the biggest thing is i guesse at that age they feel like adults and want to be treated like adults which means being told everything as soon as u find out. i kno u were just protecting his feelins in the long run and urselves but maybe he sees it the way i did. hes old enough to understand and maybe he wanted that trust and responsibility that came with knowing straight away. kids are odd creatures lol
He probably just needs a little time to get used to the idea. He is at the age where they do realise some of the impacts a new baby can have on a family. I wouldnt be surprised if he is also worried about being squeezed out a little bit.
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