About a month ago I posted about a situation and asked for advice. My 22 year old son and his girlfriend are having a baby. I was having a hard time sharing that with people at work.. because of some of the girls being catty and like to gossip, and the environement that I work in, some people are very nosy. All the advice I got was great and I decided not to share this news with anyone at work. I'm a private person to begin with, I don't talk much at all about my personal life.
I do have a couple of concerns:
1.) My company summer picnic is next month at a baseball game. My son and his girlfiend who will be 8 months pregnant are coming with us. There will also be other friend with us. Although it will be chaotic and packed, there's a good chance I may bump into someone I work with.
2.) My son is facebook friends with a girl who's mom I used to work with and was friends with in another department... My son will probably post pictues on facebook after his baby is born, and this girl may tell her mom or show her pictures.
My concern is that people talk... and the people I currenty work with may find out and wonder why I didn't say anything. Am I being ridiculous not to say anything about my son to my coworkers? I feel like if I tell them now, they would wonder why I didn't say anything sooner.
I am pobably a little crazy about this... but I am looking to get a perspective from someone who doesn't know.