Post # 1
I’m not going to lie. I’ve got baby-fever! I’m also a total nerd so i put together a 5 minute ppt presentation (that includes cheesy transitions and sounds) to lay-out a baby plan for my SO. It even has a pie chart, one bar graph and a cost analysis. This PPT details a very possible timeline for us as a couple. And obviously i added pictures to keep it interesting.
So you tell me; cute or crazy? Is this something i should just keep to myself? Or should i don a business suit and present it in the living room?
Post # 3
Hm. Seems might come off as a bit crazy, unless you think you can pull it off with him. but I would share with him the pie chart and cost analysis you made but perhaps not while wearing a business suit.
Post # 4
My husband and I are both big geeks, so he would think it was hilarious/awesome. As long as it isn’t the first time you’re bringing up having a kid, I think he’ll take it well (especially if he is geeky!)
Post # 4
It really depends on your relationship. I can see it being cute and kirky, like in the computer room, while drinking some wine. I wouldn’t do a full out presentation. I feel like a baby talk is a very serious conversation that should be taken not only logically but also from the heart. I just would hate for it to be too ” cold”, for lack of a better word. However, you know your husband more than I, so use your better judgement!
Post # 5
Totally depends on the dynamic of your relationship. You know your SO best. How do you think he’ll react? 🙂
Post # 6
It’s neck and neck! Personally, i voted for crazy.
I am super campy and could probably pull this off. My SO would think it was hilarious. We talk about having babies often and maybe this would really drive the facts home.
Or maybe i just have too much time on my hands ;-P
Post # 7
It all depends on the relationship so how would your SO react to it?
I think it’s awesome and it’s totally something I’d do but not in a business suit – I’d wear lingerie because it’s helpful to remind him how babies are made too!
Post # 8
totally cute! it really depends on your relationship how he would take it. I would like to see it myself 😉
Post # 9
@bestbuddies: Careful! You might want to have a baby with me after seeing it. 😉
Post # 10
I think your husband probably knows how nerdy you are and married you knowing this. I say show it to him! I bet he will think it is kinda cute.
Post # 11
I gave a similar presentation to my mother when I wanted a hamster. 🙂
Print might come off as more serious, since you are worried about how it will come off.
Post # 12
I’m a fellow nerd and I think it’s a fantastic idea. Like @MzMarzipan:I asked my husband and he thought it was ‘crazy-cute’ and ‘adorable’. He also said he would appreciate having pictures and charts to look, bringing some levity to what is a serious conversation. If you decide to do it, you should also find a way to incorporate a Venn diagram. I’m a sucker for those! 🙂
Post # 13
hmm…it sounds pretty crazy too me lol. but you know eachother best and i’m sure he would find it cute if that sort of thing is part of your relationship.
BUT honestly, i would say if you’re ready to have a real conversation about having a baby, i’d approach it a bit more seriously. you don’t want the topic to get caught in the joke zone, if you know what i mean….
Post # 14
Ohhhhhhh. The crazy is kicking cute’s butt!
Post # 15
If you’re that kind of person and your FI would think it’s hilarious anyway, why NOT do it? I mean, what’s it going to hurt? Not like you’re actually going to use it as your life plan, but it’d be a great conversation opening.
I love a bad pun and have been accused of being campy myself. I’d probably end the powerpoint with a comments and questions slide and then direct conference attendees to the practice baby making session after lunch. 😉