Ok I am really irritated, so IDK if I am just overreacting or what, but here's the story:
My DD's birthday is this Saturday (she'll be 3). My ENTIRE FAMILY (parents, siblings, cousins, aunts, uncles, grandparents, etc.) go camping for Memorial weekend EVERY SINGLE YEAR. Its their thing (I don't go because I hate camping). So, because DD's birthday falls on Memorial weekend, we've had to have her party a different weekend (last year was the same thing, we have her party a week later). So, I ordered invitations May 1st and just recieved them (PS, don't ever use InkGarden). In the meantime, I sent out a FB event, as well as text/called family members who I know don't use FB to let them know when her party would be (obviously sending out invites not even two weeks before the party isn't a good idea).
My aunt knew about the party on May 9th. I sent her a text about it (I still have it in my phone!) she replied, we had a conversation about the party, and how the kids were going to have so much fun, etc. Well she text me today asking if DD was going to go camping with my parents this weekend, and I replied, "No, her birthday day is on Saturday and she is going to spend the day with us, we'll take her to see a movie or something." And she replied, "Oh, that makes sense. When is her party? I don't have a computer, so I don't see invitations on Facebook" (I'm guessing her daughter told her she got a FB invite). I replied with the date and time, and told her I was sorry I hadn't sent her a formal invite yet, we just mailed them yesterday (and obviously being Sunday, it didn't actually even mail yesterday).
SOOO, she replied, "Oh, well we won't be able to make it, I have to ask for the day off three weeks in advance, and you didn't give me enough notice." I just replied, "Sorry, like I said, we didn't get the invitations until yesterday. I thought I gave you the date a few weeks ago when I text you about it." And I just dropped it.
But I am freaking pissed! She has a HUGE family, and we've already bought some of the food, soda, and other treats for the party expecting them to be there. I know it isn't that big of a deal, but it just pisses me off that she had plenty of time to ask for the day off, and didn't. The worst part to me is that she is always texting me asking if I can do this or that for her, and DD and I NEVER miss her/her kids/her grandkids birthday parties. We go out of our way to make sure we can attend. I am just so irritated about the whole thing!
Am I justified in being pissed? Or should I just let it go and keep going out of my way to do things for her?
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