My catholic aunt keeps pushing easter dinner on me.
My aunt is catholic, cool whatever, I don't actually care. I am athiest, my kids are athiests. No big deal.
Except when it comes to certain holidays. Easter for example. We don't celebrate easter at our house. I do up a little basket from the easter bunny because the kids are young and they enjoy it, but that is all we do for it.
My one Aunt every damn year keeps pushing Easter on us. ONE year we went and she spent the whole time talking about Jesus to the kids, making a big deal about them not going to church, about DD not have an "Easter dress" and trying to convince me to go to church with them.
Subsequently, every year since I have simply said "we don't do easter."
This year I did the same, but she laid on the guilt trip and manipulating. It's getting annoying. She sent me a message on fb saying "you just HAVE to come to easter dinner, I told everyone you would be here. It's a family tradition!"
I wrote back "I am very sorry Jane, I have told you before Easter is not something we celebrate the same way you do. I hope you have a wonderful dinner, but we will not be attending. I'm not sure why you told people we would be coming, you will just have to tell them we are not. It has never been a tradition as I was growing up, and it's never been a tradition for my family now. I don't wish to create waves, but I need to ask you respect me enough that you leave this issue alone. I trust I won't hear about it again."
What do you think? I'm waiting for a response.