What would ALI bloggers do?

So the little one is cutting her first tooth – and I sent an e-mail to the fam to tell them all about it.  I was a bit soppy about it all, really.  My MIL wrote back:

YEAH, for V!! And praise for her parents who embrace all these signs of growing up, even with a tinge of sadness for soon she’ll be out of the nest and off on her own!! If you think you’ll miss this one, you may decide you shouldn’t wait too long to start on the next one. That way you won’t have to learn everything all over again! But wait long enough so that you can enjoy some of these ooohing and ahhhh stages just for V!

Take care. More will soon arrive (teeth, that is).

Would you?  Come out of the IF closet, that is?  Or would you just ignore the e-mail and it’s subtle-as-skywriting subtext?


5 Responses to “What would ALI bloggers do?”

  1. Rachel Says:

    I haven’t walked in your shoes, so take my answer with a grain of salt.

    It was easier for me to deal with family once they knew of my miscarriage.

    If you think your MIL would actually listen if you told her, then go for it. Otherwise it won’t do any good.

  2. Farah Says:

    What do you feel is best? Which will cause you more pain ..staying silent, or coming out of the closet?

    Our family knows some of our struggles – but we still get those little comments about #2 ….

  3. tara Says:

    we came out of the closet while pregnant with wsk, i think it made it easier. we still get insensitive comments but not yet about #2…

    does T bear think it would change how his mom talks? i sometimes defer to A’s judgment bc I just don’t get how his mom thinks.

  4. docgrumbles Says:

    grrrr. that would annoy me! My family knows all about our situation, and I still see some of them writing a similar message, though.

  5. Rebeccah Says:

    Chiming in a bit late here — if you do come out of the closet to yours, there’s a good chance that she’ll be a bit more sensitive. (On the other hand, my MIL sends me notes like this all the time … and she reads my IF blog, so it clearly depends on the person!)

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