In the news recently it was revealed that the singer Pink’s parents found out about her pregnancy through the radio. Can you imagine what that must have been like? At first they might have thought it was a rumor, but once they realized the news was true, I’m sure they must have felt hurt that they had not known sooner.
It’s really disappointing when you don’t get to spill the news on your own terms. When I was pregnant, I decided to tell my in-laws through a scrap book. I spent a long time putting the pages together. It was about our first two years being married. I was creating a special page for the end that would show a photo of our positive pregnancy test. The only problem was shortly before I had finished the book, my mother-in-law randomly asked me if I was pregnant.(Is it random if she was asking almost weekly?) I couldn’t keep a straight face and I wasn’t prepared to lie. I never ended up finishing the scrap book, unfortunately, and I have since learned a lesson. Never tell anyone you’re trying to get pregnant unless you’re prepared for questions or speculation.
Losing my opportunity to surprise my in-laws was only half of the problem that Pink is facing, however. She didn’t even get to be present when they found out. The aftermath had to have been a little stressful. I’m sure there were questions and hurt feelings to deal with as well. If your news is spilled and you were not the one to spill it, sometimes the best thing to do is simply apologize and express how much you wanted to be the one to break the news.
At least most of us don’t have to worry about the paparazzi spilling our big news to the whole world.