Knowing I am so close makes it more real, especially since I still havnet had a STRANGER notice or say anything if they have.
I have an idea for EXPOSING the gender so to speak, tell what you think. I can have two small containers. One Pink or girly and one blue or boyish. Upon arriving each person writes their name down on ONE piece of paper ONLY and puts it in the container of the gender they suspect. Also make sure there is a sign for anyone that knows (MIL and a couple of my RL friends that figured it out when we we’ve been shopping — it’s HARD not to look at a particular color less than another.) they keep quiet and dont spill the beans.
I later tally things up and make sure no one voted both ways and draw a name from the CORRECT container….That person will get a prize and announce what gender they voted.