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Old 01-19-2010, 01:43 PM
 
Location: Weston, FL and Vero Beach, Fl
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My husbands family lives in Latin America (country not important). One of my sisters-in-law lives locally to us and we see each other often. Everyone else lives in Latin America.

My sister-in-law who lives in Latin America had a baby one year ago and today is her birthday. We will see the baby for the first time next month.

My sister-in-law who lives here, insisted on coming over last night to celebrate the baby's birthday with a cake and candles. Then insisted we eat a slice of cake on the baby's behalf - the whole works. Then she insisted on the three of us taking pictures to send to the baby showing the birthday cake, etc. Obviously it wasn't for the baby as much as for the grandparents and mother .... but, really.

The whole situation was so surreal not to mention manipulative. Have you ever heard of this? This was like something out of the Adams Family.

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Old 01-19-2010, 01:47 PM
 
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My husbands family lives in Latin America (country not important). One of my sisters-in-law lives locally to us and we see each other often. Everyone else lives in Latin America.

My sister-in-law who lives in Latin America had a baby one year ago and today is her birthday. We will see the baby for the first time next month.

My sister-in-law who lives here, insisted on coming over last night to celebrate the baby's birthday with a cake and candles. Then insisted we eat a slice of cake on the baby's behalf - the whole works. Then she insisted on the three of us taking pictures to send to the baby showing the birthday cake, etc. Obviously it wasn't for the baby as much as for the grandparents and mother .... but, really.

The whole situation was so surreal not to mention manipulative. Have you ever heard of this? This was like something out of the Adams Family.

Your thoughts.
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Old 01-19-2010, 01:52 PM
 
Location: 2nd state in the union...
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The whole situation was so surreal not to mention manipulative. Have you ever heard of this? This was like something out of the Adams Family.

Your thoughts.
That sounds a little odd, especially since the baby will be there next month. Why not celebrate then? Weird.
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Old 01-19-2010, 01:52 PM
 
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Its really for the family. The baby has no clue as to what is going on and why and won't remember a thing from it.
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Old 01-19-2010, 01:54 PM
 
Location: in the good ol' South
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A little over the top and unnecessary, esp. since they'll be there in a month. But I guess the one sis was just excited and wanted to send the other sis a big family "we're thinking of you" kinda thing.
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Old 01-19-2010, 01:56 PM
 
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Damn Latin Americans and their wierd stuff. Wait, I am Latin American!
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Old 01-19-2010, 01:57 PM
 
Location: N of citrus, S of decent corn
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You allowed her to decide what would be taking place in your own house, so what are WE supposed to do to help you? What does your husband think of what his sister did? Are you Latin also? Are you not up on the cultural differences? We need more info.
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Old 01-19-2010, 01:57 PM
 
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Whoa Nelly!

I misread the post. They came over without the baby? WTF is that??? If I were you I would have just said to everyone "this is just weird, I'm outta here."

How the heck do you have a party for someone but leave that person out???

Too friggen weird for me and yes I'd tell them that myself.
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Old 01-19-2010, 02:01 PM
 
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Damn Latin Americans and their wierd stuff. Wait, I am Latin American!
It is better to Darn yourself then to Damn yourself.

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Old 01-19-2010, 02:02 PM
 
Location: Cumberland Co., TN
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No. I've never heard of this. I believe normally one would just send a birthday card or present.
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