I know some families are closer than others, but I can relate to this sentiment. I was in a similar situation when my first son was born. Imagine my surprise when my wife's parents invited themselves into the birthing room... her mom thought it was OK to sit there with her crotchet work and her dad with the newspaper. I had other ideas... like that was a "private time" and no matter how close her family is that was a bit too much closeness. Fortunately they left when I mentioned that there appeared no need for me there and I'd be waiting at a local bar.
Originally Posted by dpurdy