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Assuming everything is progressing well, DH wants to tell his 3 daughters (ages 18, 20, 24) about the pregnancy over Thanksgiving. They were already worried we would have children when we got married so I am sure they will not be thrilled, but I would like to be as inclusive as I can.... Anyone have experience with this?
They are at an age that if you keep an open attitude they can decide how involved they would like to be with the whole thing. I was twelve when my dad and step mom were expecting and that is how my dad handled it. It worked for me since I was a little apprehensive yet excited.
Imo, if you anticipate a less than thrilled response, I would not tell them on Thanksgiving and potentially ruin everyone's holiday. I also don't think I would tell them in person together. Either he should tell them in person alone or do a phone call alone.
I am speaking from my experience with my dad and evil step mother. (She isn't *that* evil but I can't stand her)
Whenever they have "news" <- never good. (He's seling our childhood home and moving to Florida, he's marrying her after 3 months of knowing her, etc.) They always tell us together. I hate it.
wife to Richard
Mommy to Max 9/21/99, Lucy 8/9/05, Kirby 7/18/07, Jaycie 2/11/09, and expecting baby #5 5/6/14