I know some of us have been running into parent problems... so I'm carving out a little space to vent.
My parents are really excited about our pregnancy, and I generally have a good relationship with them. But this weekend, they crossed a line and I've been fuming ever since.
My in-laws invited my parents up to their beach house for the weekend for a family get-together. We also had a friend staying with us at the beach house. Our family knows about the pregnancy but our friend did not.
Morning sickness has hit me pretty hard, so I spent a lot of the trip resting and occasionally throwing up. All weekend long my parents were nagging both my husband and myself about how it "wasn't fair" that our friend didn't know why I was sick, and that he was the only one who didn't know about the pregnancy. All weekend they badgered us to tell him.
In addition to being our friend, he's also my husband's business partner. So my husband wanted to find a good time to talk to him about our growing family, and how it would affect his role at work, and one didn't really come up during the trip.
Shortly after the trip my husband did tell his friend, who said he hadn't been suspicious at all - until my parents started dropping hints. It turns out, all weekend long my parents were hinting to him, even so far as my dad saying "so, do you know yet why Kelly is going to the bathroom so much?" while they were waiting for me to return to the bathroom.
I'm livid. I feel like my parents have intruded on something that is between myself, my husband, and our friend. It's upsetting to think that my parents would interfere and tell a friend of ours, even through hinting, when it's someone we very much need to tell personally. It's not like they just slipped and forgot - they knew we hadn't told him and were deliberately trying to interfere.
I need to talk to my parents about it, but only after I cool off some. Right now I'm so mad that every time I start to think about it I get worked up.
So, anyone else's parents driving them batty?