- 3 years ago
- Wedding: December 2014 - 13th ~ TN
My brother and SIL announced last year that they were expecting their 3rd child, another boy. So I will have 3 nephews! Yay! Even though we all really wanted them to have a girl. Anyway, we gave them showers for my oldest 2 nephews and usually would not give another for the 3rd child, except 1) when they moved back from El Paso (where my brother was stationed for a year) they got rid of everything. Gave it to another friend who had a baby boy or something. 2) It’s my brother, it’s my nephew and I have missed a lot in my oldest two nephews lives because of them being stationed in other states for the first 4 years.
Yesterday, my SIL messaged me on Facebook and asked me if anyone was coming. I told her our family would be there, but since her mom, grandmother and stepmom were not going to be there she kind of acted like she really wanted to cancel (it is this Sat by the way). Truthfully, the shower was not for her family and friends, however I offered to invite them anyway to keep from having more than one shower and to make it easier on my brother and SIL. And also, there is some history there (she is my ex-husband’s little cousin) that would keep some of her family from coming anyway, they acted like real jerks when I asked them to do a combined shower when they got married.
Anyway, going to the mall yesterday evening my 10 year old brings up the shower and says that she heard Aunt Boo on the phone with her friend and stated she did not really even want the shower because she had already had 2 (something she could have mentioned when I started planning over a month ago). Anyway, from the Facebook messages and what my daughter tells me, I think she really does not want the shower.
Would you be offended if your SIL / BIL / extended family dropped all this on you at the last minute?
ETA: Would you cancel?