Not Ready For Facebook Fetus
March 18, 2011 11:37 AM Subscribe
Let's say that my sister tells my that she is pregnant. Like, barely pregnant, and only telling immediate family and a few close friends. Is it permissible to share this information with *my* friends who don't know my sister and will not encounter her or interact with her in any way? Or do I have to keep it completely to myself (except for my siblings and parents) until she announces it for real?
posted by anonymous to Human Relations (62 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
Obviously I can ask my sister (hypothetically), but I'm more interested in what the norm is, here. Let's imagine that my sister is very happy about her pregnancy, and that I am happy and excited and emotional about this and sharing the news with close friends of mine would shed some light on my mood and behavior.
Am I just totally overthinking this (especially given that there's a better-than-even chance that my sister's mother-in-law is blabbing to everyone in the world)?