- 5 years ago
- Wedding: May 2013
The other day one of my best friends (and bridesmaid) was over. At one point she was in the dining room and my FI and I were talking in the kitchen, discussing our upcoming trip to my hometown for Easter, marriage license errands, etc. I recalled to him that another bridesmaid, over six months ago, said that the rest of the bridesmaids and women in my family touched upon the idea of a bridal shower this particular weekend, since I always come home for Easter. She said nothing to the effect of it being a surprise, and since it appeared to just be an idea. I didn’t really “count on it” I suppose. As I’m telling him this, my friend shouts from the dining room, “YOU WEREN’T SUPPOSED TO KNOW ABOUT THAT!!!!” Hmm, well NOW I do! She went on to tell me that my mom has been heading “Operation: Keep It Secret” for six months now. I am beyond thrilled, touched, and maybe mildly irritated with my friend for confirming this information. Here’s my problem: I don’t do well feigning emotions. It is very easy for others to gauge exactly how I’m feeling. One Christmas, my FI let the cat out of the bag that his parents got me a Kindle Fire, and I feel like my pretending to be surprised just came off as under-appreciation. I know that if my mom found out I discovered the secret, she’d be crushed. So how do I fake it? I want to play along and seem unexpecting and blown away, but I don’t want it to come off forced or unimpressed. Please help!