Question: My mother cannot keep a secret, no matter how much I impress upon her the necessity.
The most recent situation came when I sent her an e-mail thanking her for something and letting her know I was seven weeks pregnant. Remembering who she was, I quickly sent a follow-up e-mail begging her not to tell people. Within hours, I received a congratulatory text from my sister-in-law.
I sent my mother an e-mail illustrating exactly why I found this upsetting. She apologized profusely and promised never to do it again. Then last night, she accidentally included me in an e-mail to my cousin: "Don't tell her I told you. I got told off for shouting it out to other family members."