We told the boys about the baby on Maundy Thursday. We were having D's parents over for dessert after church on Good Friday, and wanted them to be a part of telling everyone.
So, my friend (from that other web site I work for) solicited advice for a fun way to tell the boys. And one of the suggestions was an Easter Egg Hunt!
So...without further adieu:
Just so you know a few things:
- A. isn't normally allowed to use the word "stupid." I let it slide becasue I was apprehensive about how he would handle the news of the baby.
- His initial reaction wasn't what I expected. However, we went for a walk afterward and I found out he was disappointed because he was expecting the Easter eggs to be filled with money. Apparently, he helped my mom fill eggs for my brother's family, and he was expecting to gain some extra toy money. Instead he got a sibling.
- I'm a quirky person. I'm a little weird about using proper words for anatomy with my boys. So, I used the words "womb" and "uterus". There is NOT a baby in my tummy. I do not eat babies.