Today was my cousin's (also my goddaughter) first birthday party. My MIL, FIL, SIL and nephew (same agr as as my cousin) were invited as they get along with my family and my aunt who hadn't met them, wanted to meet them.
She sent them an invitation in the mail and they all RSVPd.
This morning, SIL messaged me saying nephew had woken up with a runny nose so they weren't coming. Fair enough, he's sick.
But the party came around and MIL and FIL didn't show either. DP messaged her mum to see if they were coming too- they just phoned to say they thought SIL had said they all weren't coming.
I find this really rude. The invitation wasn't just for nephew but everyone, why couldn't they come even if SIL couldn't? I know it's just a birthday party and they don't know the baby very well but they do know the rest of the family and get along with with them and they had no reason not to come. I don't know why SIL needed everyone home for a runny nose?
DP was pretty angry and told her mum as much, I'm just a bit upset about it, I think that if you RSVP and are able to go, you go. They weren't sick, SIL is capable of looking after her kid, it wouldn't have been too much to drive 10 minutes to a party and stay for an hour and a half?
I think I'm just annoyed as they drop everything for SIL all the time, and DP is always the one who falls by the wayside. She was quite excited for her parents to meet the girls as they absolutely adore each other so it meant a lot to her, too.
Anyway- am I being upset over nothing? I think I might be but I can't help it!