Most of us have heard of the scenario – either witnessed it personally or know of people who have. A family member or friend who is struggling to conceive finds it difficult to be around a relative or pal who has a baby, as my mother would put it, “every Monday morning.” A U.K. mommy is in the middle of such a dilemma. She has a 4-month-old daughter and her sister-in-law, who has fertility problems, is throwing a surprise 40th birthday party for her brother.
Of course the new mom is invited – with one caveat – her baby has to stay at home. On the mommy blog Mumsnet, the anonymous user wrote on a message board: “I have a 4-month-old daughter, the first grandchild for my parents. I am the youngest of four. My brother and his wife have been trying to conceive for over four years.”
Noting that her sister-in-law has “ignored” her “over many family events,” the new mom said there are many landmark family events coming up. Apart from the fact that her 4-month-old daughter is not on the guest list for her brother’s 40th birthday celebration the troubled woman suspects that she is deliberately being singled out and, after reading her post, it’s clear why.