Help us (kindly) lie to our drinking buddies
October 9, 2013 6:30 PM Subscribe
Just found out we're pregnant - hurrah! Our dear friends throw a smasher of a Halloween party every year - ack! We're looking forward to shouting the news from the mountaintops, but feel that the 9 weeks along I'll be come Oct 31 is too early to shout. What are some legitimate reasons why a normally social drinker can't have alcohol that won't raise a lot of eyebrows?
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1. This is a party of long standing that we definitely want to attend again this year
2. Due to travel distance, we stay overnight which puts the kibosh on "I'm the DD!"
3. It will be notably out of character for me to simply choose not to imbibe, such that it will be a topic of much needling and discussion unless I have a reason why I can't
4. This is a doctor/lawyer/professor crowd
These are some of our dearest friends, and we considered just telling them already, but we won't yet have told our parents either and that seems wrong (we have reason to want to be cautious to sharing too early). I don't want to "fake" drinking since they'll know soon enough and can do basic math (see Factor #4)
So - stuck in this quandary of what to say to be able to enjoy the party without it being a big deal that I'm not consuming alcohol. I do have some dietary restrictions that I could say are acting up, or just going with a vague "Doctor says no alcohol right now" but I'm wondering if there are better options that the Hivemind can generate. Thank you so much!