Woman refused to postpone her baby shower after realizing it was the same day as her sister-in-law’s graduation as she says her parent has to compromise
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Setting a date for an important event is always a scary thing, especially when you discover that some people cannot attend due to other big events happening on the exact same day.
This is what happened to a woman on Reddit, who booked her baby shower without knowing it was the same day as her sister-in-law’s graduation.
The woman explained that she didn’t really get along with her husband’s sister, so she was unaware of her graduation plans when her own parents threw a baby shower to celebrate her first pregnancy.
In her post, which has since been deleted, she said: “For a certain story, my sister-in-law and I never really got along. There was never a big argument or disagreement, but I did. have always felt a sort of hostility Needless to say, we don’t really talk.
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“My husband and I are expecting our first child! We are delighted and so are our parents.
“My parents decided to organize a baby shower for us. I texted my husband months ago with the potential date and he said it sounded good and my parents started planning.
“During this period, I mentioned the date to my husband several times and there was never a problem. It took quite a bit of back and forth with the venue to lock in that date, but it was finally fixed.
“The caterer had made reservations – although he was a family friend, so he probably would have been flexible – and the invitations started going out. My mom texted my mother-in-law to let her know all the details and that’s when the ball fell.
“Turns out my sister-in-law graduated the same day as the baby shower. She graduated from tech last year, but couldn’t take the stage due to COVID, and her school just announced that she will be hosting a makeup ceremony. “
The mom-to-be has since discovered that her sister-in-law’s school actually offers two separate time slots for ceremonies, and one of them doesn’t overlap with her baby shower at all.
And while that seems like a perfect solution, the woman’s sister-in-law doesn’t want to get up early to attend the 10 a.m. ceremony.
She added, “Turns out her school has two separate times for ceremonies: one that wouldn’t overlap at all and one that was essentially the same time as the shower.
“I texted this information to my mother-in-law and my parents also let her know that they would be happy to foot the bill for a joint graduation party and baby shower where my beautiful -sister could invite as many guests as she would, as if we could all celebrate together.
“My sister-in-law doesn’t want to get up early for graduation (she starts at 10 am) and basically told my husband that we did it on purpose and that we were ruining his special day.”
The woman also admitted that she felt “horrible” for putting her in-laws in a position where they had to choose which event to attend.
But Reddit commentators backed her decision to go ahead with the baby shower.
One person wrote: “You planned months in advance, your husband knew the dates, you found a workaround and something doable, and your sister-in-law doesn’t want to get up early.
While another said: “There is a solution, but it is not taken because someone does not want to get up early.”
And a third added, “You didn’t plan for this, and you tried to go beyond to make it work. Maybe you could suggest your mother-in-law to plan a little baby shower for another time with the family who won’t make it because of the graduation. Either way, it’s not your fault.
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