So my mother's birthday is this weekend. As a
birthday present, my brother and I (who live within 1 mile of each other
in Chicago) bought my mom (who is single, and lives in NY) a plane
ticket to come out to Chicago for the weekend, so she could have some
My mom is coming out tomorrow and is all excited to have birthday plans.
weeks ago (or so), I was on the phone with my mom and we were talking
about her impending visit. I asked her if she was planning on staying
at my place or my brother's. (For reference, my brother and I both have
1 bedroom apartments. My brother lives in a very, very flashy luxury
high-rise. I live in a one bedroom as well, with slightly more square
footage than he has. Both of us are in fantastic neighborhoods.) She
said that no one had mentioned it, and she was waiting for one of us to
invite her to stay at their place.
I immediately said I'd love it if she would stay at my place. And she agreed. No mention of it since.
I was on the phone with my brother tonight, and he said my mom was
staying at his place. I was confused and so I called my mom. My mom
said that, despite the fact that we had already agreed that she'd stay
with me, my brother finally offered last night, so she's going to stay
at his house...and said that it'd be good to get to know his BF better.
(She absolutely DESPISES his BF and tells me this at EVERY
Am I wrong or crazy to feel rejected? Would this
bother you? I feel like she's staying with my brother because he's her