Annabutton - posted on 06/19/2011 ( 4 moms have responded )
Long story short, my brother and I have a strained relationship. It's almost like we aren't brother and sister anymore. He treats me like an acquaintance. Anyways, normally to plan out things like birthday's and father's day I usually had to go through his wife but after having my child I have been unable to tolerate her rude insensitive behavior anymore. For father's day planning I emailed my brother instead. We emailed and decided on brunch. I suggested I would make an egg sausage bake since it is something I know my dad likes. My brother's response was he wanted to keep it simple like fruit, coffee cake, and juice. So i said okay, I figured fine, simple is good. I volunteered to bring the coffee cake and juice and he said he'd bring the fruit.
So today, father's day, we brought two different kinds of store bought coffee cake and juice. Then my brother and his wife show up with fresh fruit and homemade coffee cake. My brother noticed the coffee cake and said, "Oh, I thought you were bringing the egg thing?" Luckily my husband was on top of it and said, "We wanted to but didn't because you said you didn't want us to because you wanted to keep it simple." and my brother just shrugged it off.
Anyways, I felt like it was a slap in the face because I would have liked to have made the sausage bake for my dad. I feel pretty hurt. We seemed to have it all planned out. The emails were very to the point and clear as to what we were both bringing. I don't understand what happened. I just feel like it was extremely rude and made me look like I was not willing to make anything for my dad. So with all that, how would you feel? Am I being too petty about this? Or would you have felt slighted also?