Christina - posted on 11/13/2012 ( 2 moms have responded )
However, I had already RSVP'd to a party for my son's friend and had my daughter make plans to hang with a friend for the duration and I have to work after the party. I don't have time to attend both because I have to work that evening. If I hadn't already made plans I would've attended cousins party and left a little early to be in work on time. 9 days is not enough notice to decide not to work due to a party and I have continuously asked if I can snag my niece for a few hours to enjoy her birthday the next day. I have been ignored ever since, and I have heard that I need to cancel my plans because family comes first. I hate being a people pleaser. My kids come first and I do not feel it's right to cancel their pre-engagement because of a last minute party regardless if it's family. I feel bad that we cannot make both parties work. I think I'm doing the right thing by giving her a gift and celebration a little later. No?