Is the mom-to-be being rude or am I being sensitive?
by Miss W
(Longview, WA USA)
I asked my sister-in-law if I could throw her baby shower. She seemed thrilled and said yes. This is turning out to be a huge headache for me and I don’t know what to do!
I was so excited to make handmade invites with that special touch for her and I was sure she would like them. Before I could even get started she went out and purchased invitations 2 mos into her pregnancy and gave them to me. I was honestly offended by this. I felt deflated and controlled.
A few months ago I told her that I was looking at a local restaurant to host her party and she told me that she didn’t want that and to have it at her mom’s (my mother in law) house. I felt like telling her to have her mom throw it then. She also informed me that this shower was going to be for men too and to make sure to have games for everyone’s kids to play as they will be coming too. At this point I want to scream!
I know that this is for her but I am also paying and supposed to be the one doing the planning and I feel that she is taking advantage of me. I think she is being incredibly rude and controlling. Mainly rude! I need some help with this, I don’t know how to approach her about her lack of etiquette and I am wanting to be sure I am not being too sensitive.