eggplant47 Posted April 30, 2010 Share Posted April 30, 2010 One of my nephews is graduating in May and turning 18 in June. When I saw my SIL (his mom) at Easter, she made a point to tell me that she wasn't sure when, but she would be throwing him a big party around that time & wanted everyone to come. My husband and I also have a dear friend who is getting out of the Marines and finally coming home We agreed that we wanted to host a big welcome home party for him and I would like to do this May 15th. Since the date was getting closer and I hadn't heard anything about the Grad. party I called my SIL a few days ago to make sure that she was not planning her party for the same date. She said she wasn't sure yet if she'd be using that date but the party would be "sometime" in May or June... I talked to my husband about it that night & explained that I wanted to go ahead and send out the invites for the welcome home party & hope that his sister didn't choose that date. We initially agreed that if she did, we would have to just send our gift to our nephew up with someone else. Somehow the subject came up today while my Husband was talking with his mom & she indicated that she would be very hurt if my Husband missed this party for any reason... Now he's saying that if his sister chooses the same date, he will have to leave me here to host on my own & go to his nephew's party. I don't want to be unreasonable but we've already sent out e-vites & there's no way I can prepare for and host a cook-out for 40 people by myself!! I really need his help. And I think it's extremely unfair for his family to expect us to keep every week end in May and June open waiting to be notified of this Graduation party. Am I unreasonable for wanting to go ahead with our plans? Also has anyone else out there gotten married and suddenly felt like a stranger in a foreign land surrounded by customs they just don't understand? Thanks for replies! Link to comment
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