Oh. My. Goodness. Hubby and I stopped in to visit his grandparents yesterday since we won't be seeing them for Thanksgiving and we wanted to talk to them about them hosting Christmas Eve. They are not in great health anymore and we wanted to offer to go over early and be their worker bees for the day to help cook and get set up because hosting Christmas for 20 some people is a ton of work but they insist on hosting. (Why nobody else has offered before now, I'll never understand but that is a whole other issue)
We walked in and they excitedly asked "so - do you have good news for us?" I looked at them kinda funny and said "nooo, what were you expecting to hear?" They thought we were coming over to tell them that we were expecting! Every time we go over to visit, they ask and not very subtly. I get that they're excited about a future great grandchild and that hubby and I are the most likely candidates to produce said great grandchild in the near future but for goodness sakes - give it a rest!
I'm trying to find the humor in it but for all they know, we could have been trying for a year without luck. I'd love to give a sassy response and would do it if it was a friend or even someone in my immediate family but I just can't do that to them. We try to put them off by smiling and telling them that if there is something to share, we certainly don't plan on keeping them in the dark. I hate feeling like I'm under a microscope. lol I guess I just need to come to terms with this being the "new normal"