Last month, I announced to all of you that I’m pregnant. I’m sure you’ve noticed the lack of activity lately, that’s cause it’s hard to type with your head in the toilet.
To get Princess I Don’t Want to be a Big Sister excited about becoming a sister “that’s older than her new sybling, but still just a little girl” we decided to get her involved with the big pregnancy announcement.
Rather than myself or my husband spread the news to family and friends, we had Princess I Don’t Really Know How to Use the Phone Yet call our parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles and spread the good news.
It went something like this:
Person on the other end: “Hello?”
Princess: “Mommy, haws a new baby in her tummy”
Person on the other end: “Hello? Who is this?”
Princess: “Mommy, um… haws a baby”
Person on the other end: “Hello? I think you have the wrong number”
Me *Grabbing the phone*: Hello? Hi, it’s us…. I wanted to let you know we’re pregnant, that was Princess Can’t Quite Talk on the Phone on the phone…..
Ok, so we tried! It was a lot easier for Princess I want to Tell Everyone the Good News to spread the word through Skype or in person because everyone knew who they were speaking with.
If you’re looking for a way to get your older kids involved in the big announcement, I highly suggest this method, it is 90% successful! And your wee one will feel like they are part of the excitement too. Afterwards, she was sharing the news with her friends and people on the street and in grocery stores. So, just make sure you’re ready for everyone to know the news before your little one starts spreading it with strangers.