There’s no “right” way to announce your pregnancy – but if you’re worried about stepping on anyone’s toes, you’re better off avoiding any special occasions.
But one couple believed their family would be delighted to hear that they had chosen Christmas for the special moment.
Posted on Reddit’s Am I The A ****** Forum, the brother of the fiancé explains how they exchange gifts every year to avoid overspending.
This involves all family members putting suggestions into Google Docs for a $20 limit [£14.60] each person.
He wrote: “My sister-in-law Kelsey, 34, and my brother Kyle, 30, both applied to be on the list.
“They asked to go last because they had something in particular that wanted everyone to open up together.”
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After everyone had opened all of their other gifts, the couple asked the family to move on to their identical gifts.
He said: “Kelsey and Kyle spent $5 [£3.65] each person.
“It’s an ultrasound photo in a cheap dollar store frame, noting ’35 dollars [£25] was given to the baby in your name’ and a 2XL t-shirt with puffed paint that reads BABY BELLA 2022.”
Although the family was overjoyed at the good news, they just thought there would be some other gift.
The brother continued: “Then my dad said, ‘Do you want to end the exchange? This is great news, but we have to go home if you want the rest of the presents. “
“Kelsey said, ‘That’s the gift.'”
After an argument with his son in the hallway, the father called the stuntman “bull***” and told other family members to take back the gifts they had bought for the couple. .
“A few people took their gifts back and left,” the brother explained. “But the rest of us sat there until it calmed down and then went home.”
A few days later, the father-to-be came to his brother’s house with his “real” gift and said that his pregnant wife had cried non-stop about it.
But instead of expressing sympathy, the older brother admitted that he didn’t like their gift either.
He explains: “I say well, other people give you a real gift, with thought into it.
“You don’t even buy me a well-fitted, expertly printed shirt, and then spend most of the money on yourself. It feels cheap and ruins the spirit of the exchange.”
Needless to say, his comment didn’t go well with his brother – who labeled him “a ******” before storming.
Your brother is angry because he knows you are right, they want to scam the whole family and they are angry that no one loves it.
Jumping to his brother’s defense, one forum member wrote: “No one wants an ultrasound picture”.
Another added: “I hate when people take advantage of children or life opportunities to get out of bad behaviour.
“They know what they’re doing. They’re counting on the rest of you to feel too uncomfortable to protest because it has to do with the baby announcement and your dad calling them.”
Meanwhile, a third said: “He gets angry because he knows you’re right.
“They want to scam the family, and they’re angry because no one loves it.”
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https://www.thesun.ie/fabulous/8215906/brother-fuming-wife-pregnancy-cheap-trashy-christmas/ My brother caught fire after I called to tell him his wife’s pregnancy was cheap & trashy