She Wants to Announce Her Pregnancy at Her Sister’s Birthday Party but The Sister Is Annoyed Because She Thinks It Will Steal Her Thunder

A woman recently revealed that her sister intends to announce her pregnancy at the woman’s birthday celebration. She didn’t want this news to steal the spotlight at her party, but she was unsure how to handle the situation.

Her Sister Is Pregnant

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“My sister and her boyfriend have been planning on announcing my sister’s pregnancy at the family gathering that we annually do to celebrate my and my mom’s birthdays (we’re one day apart). The thing is, most of us know already. It’s just my grandma and grandpa who don’t, so it’s really only for them,” the woman said.

She Started Doubting if Their Announcement Was Respectful

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“At first, I was all happy and excited, of course. But then my friends said, “I wouldn’t announce my pregnancy at someone else’s birthday party, especially not my sister’s, because I respect her too much,” the woman said.

She Asked Her Sister to Wait

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So, the woman brought it up in a group chat with her mom and sister, asking if their grandparents could find out on a different day. After all, it wasn’t actually their celebration, and the announcement would possibly overshadow the birthday party

However, Her Mom Thought It Was a Great Idea

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The woman’s mom is all for it, saying she’s looking forward to the announcement and thinks it’s a perfect time. Her mom is very excited to become a grandmother, so she doesn’t see a problem with it at all.

Her Sister Didn’t See the Issue Either

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The pregnant sister defends her choice, too, saying everyone would love to see the grandparents’ reaction. She even threw in a passive-aggressive comment; “I hope my boyfriend’s grandma won’t be upset when we tell her at her birthday party tomorrow.”

The Woman Did Get Why It Was Such a Big Deal

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The woman understands why her sister wants to announce the pregnancy at the party, as the family doesn’t get together often. It is, of course, also her mom’s birthday, and they’re all down for sharing the moment. 

But Why Did She Feel so Strongly About It?

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The woman started wondering, “Maybe it’s just my childhood trauma of feeling a little overshadowed by my sister, and I’m overreacting? Am I a child? My sister and her boyfriend didn’t even ask beforehand if my mom and I were okay with this.”

Was She Was Wrong for Asking Them to Postpone the Announcement?

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The woman thought, “Am I a jerk for being upset about this?”

She, therefore, reached out to the internet and asked for advice.

People Responded

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One user commented, “You didn’t care until your friends told you that you cared. Grow up and get your own sense of self.”

Another user wrote, “Normally, I would say NTA, but she originally said yes and was excited until her friends told her it was weird. And she’s already sharing a birthday celebration with her mom, who wants the announcement to happen then. On top of that, EVERYONE knows EXCEPT the grandparents. So it would be less of a surprise announcement for everyone and more to see what your grandparents’ reaction would be like.” 

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