Planning a surprise party for husband on your sisters birthday
by Cee P
My sister informed me that after a combined birthday dinner for me, my cousin, her husband, and another person, that she wants to throw a surprise party for her husband's 30th birthday. She wants to throw the party on my actual birthday, while his is the following day (Sunday). When informing me about the surprise she said "we can celebrate your birthday too! I happen to be house/dog sitting on my birthday also and would have to drive nearly 2 hrs to be able to surprise and celebrate else's birthday on my own birthday. She didn't invite any of my friends. When I tried to explain that what she planned might not work for me and that I kind of wanted to choose what I do on my birthday night, she sent out the surprise party invite with the date set, on my birthday. I feel like she's stealing my birthday thunder, am I overreacting? I feel bad for my brother in law bc if it were on any other day I would be there, no question. I would've never considered doing that on her birthday and if I did, I would've surprised both people. Am I being selfish?