A MESSAGE FROM THE BANNER BARON
Someone very close to the eSigns.com family is having a baby. We’re thrilled because she and her husband are very special people, but I always feel awkward when talking about the “big event”. I know it’s OK to say “Congratulations”, but after that, I’m not sure what’s acceptable or “too personal” to ask. “When are you due?” seems fairly safe, but might seem prying to newlyweds. “Do you know if it’s a boy or a girl?” always seems weird and “Are you hoping for a boy or a girl?” is just plain wrong. “Are you getting sick in the morning?” or “Do you have any cravings?” both seem way out of line. And I can’t believe that any expectant Mom wants to hear about the prenatal experiences of a stranger. What to do? WHAT TO DO? I just want to tell them that I am happy for them and wish them a joyous and smooth transition to parenthood. Maybe they’ll read this and know how I feel. At any rate, when the glorious day arrives, we’ll fill their yard and home with Baby Announcement Signs and Banners saluting the new arrival and help them spread the word to the world. May I suggest you do the same for others you know in similar situations?