So my deadbeat, jobless SIL is having a b-day party for her daughter on 10/29. First b-day for the little one. HOWEVER, SIL isn't paying for a single thing. She asked Aunt C. to have it at her house and then Aunt C. and MIL are paying for all food, invites, etc.
Well, cousin in law and his wife (who is throwing my shower and I actually feel is more like a SIL to me than my actual SIL) just moved last month. They are planning on having a house warming party.....on the same day as b-day party.
Now SIL and MIL are fuming mad at cousin in law and wife. to the point where cousin-in-law's mom had to call her sister (my MIL) and talk to her about it.
B-day party is at 1pm. House warming party at 5pm. about 15 minutes from eachother.
1.) It's a party for a 1 yr. old, how long does it really need to be. I mean it's not like they can play a lot of games, etc.
2.) about half of family is coming in from 1.5 hour-3 hours away. To me it makes sense to have them come on 1 day.
3.) SIL should be grateful that people are paying for her daughter's party anyway.
Am I being completely harsh?? Granted, I don't tend to side with SIL on much. I haven't said anything about it to SIL (who i don't like to talk to anyway) or MIL. But cousin-in-law's wife contacted me about it b/c she was upset. I told her that I didn't see the big deal. They still plan on going to the b-day party before their party. I don't even know if their will be lunch at B-day party since it's at 1, so it's not like there is a meal/food issue.
Thoughts?? Would you be pi$$ed?