I need your input! I’ve been struggling with an upcoming situation, and I’m conflicted about what to do. My mother is going to have her 90th birthday on July 10th. That date comes out on a Thursday, and my sisters want to celebrate on the weekend because of work schedules.
I’m a traditionalist and believe that a birthday should be celebrated on the exact day. Especially a milestone birthday such as this. Isn’t that why they call it a birthday?
I understand that everyone is busy, but I’m willing to adjust my schedule to do what I think is right. The problem is that my sisters don’t feel the same way. The conflict remains, and I don’t think they will change their minds. Last year we had separate celebrations.
I talked to my mother about this, and she told me that she doesn’t care. I’m not sure if this is true. She may just be trying to keep peace. Am I being “too sensitive” about this?
My question is … Do I give in, and go against what I truly believe, or do I make plans to celebrate my mother’s birthday when it’s supposed to be? I believe in my heart that this is what she wants to do. I’m interested in any thoughts or comments that you have.