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sharonthewaspandthewineywall Wed 06-Aug-14 06:49:39

My sil and her family never even acknowledged my birthday by sending a card or a text. That's fine. Been with DH 13 years so she knows when just decided she doesn't fancy sending her sil one I guess. DH has pissed me off this morning by saying he wants to send her a card with a picture of the kids in. I know I know be the bigger person but it really greats on me that he let's people treat me like shit yet bends over backwards for them. I know I'm being unreasonable but yeh so ermmm... AIBU gringringrin

ElizabethArdenGreenTeax Wed 06-Aug-14 06:51:57

Why send her a card? Is it her birthday?

sharonthewaspandthewineywall Wed 06-Aug-14 06:54:48

Oh yes that info may have helped

cathpip Wed 06-Aug-14 06:57:12

I would feel the same op. Tell him if he wants to then fine but he does it, you will have nothing to do with it for exactly the reason you have stated above.

Littleturkish Wed 06-Aug-14 06:57:21

Unless there is a backstory, not sending you a card isn't treating you like shit. YABU. It's just a card, and just a birthday.

MargotLovedTom Wed 06-Aug-14 06:58:00

Well if your DH wants to send her a card then let him crack on with it. It might actually make her feel a bit guilty she ignored forgot your birthday.

Actually, being charitable, maybe she did genuinely forget.

Thumbwitch Wed 06-Aug-14 06:58:07

Does she send your DH a card? If so, then let him send one but don't have anything to do with it yourself. IF she doesn't even send one for his birthday then she can fuck off.

Icimoi Wed 06-Aug-14 06:59:28

She's your DH's sister. Why wouldn't he send her a card? And failing to send you a card doesn't amount to treating you like shit.

MargotLovedTom Wed 06-Aug-14 06:59:42

Sorry, just noticed you said she's never sent you one.

Well, as I said, if your DH wants to do it then let him get in with it. I would try not to let it bother you.

MargotLovedTom Wed 06-Aug-14 07:01:36

Obviously if this is symptomatic of a bigger problem you have with your DH then you need to get that sorted out.

sharonthewaspandthewineywall Wed 06-Aug-14 07:02:54

I just think it's a real deliberate snub to not even send someone you've been related to for 13 years a birthday card. Your own sister in law not just anybody.

StoorieHoose Wed 06-Aug-14 07:06:55

Really? I never sent my ex sil a card on her birthday until Dd was born and then sent her an auntie one from dd

KnackeredMuchly Wed 06-Aug-14 07:09:03

My mil doesnt send me cards, she's known me 12 years.

It's not a snub, they're just not big on birthdays.

wonderpants Wed 06-Aug-14 07:21:05

My SIL (DH sister) doesn't send me a card but sends DH one.

DH sends his DSis a card.

We don't send a card to DH's Dsis's DH (BIL) though. Wouldn't even know his birthday!

We all send for the kids though!

No offence caused at all!

penguinplease Wed 06-Aug-14 07:25:27

Grow up! Who cares about a bday card from another adult.. Yabu

sharonthewaspandthewineywall Wed 06-Aug-14 07:25:57

I wouldn't mind so much but it's the way he runs round after her. She is very self important though

tinkywinkyshandbag Wed 06-Aug-14 07:26:21

I have never sent my sil card and i like her a lot. Shes dh sister so he does the card.

ithoughtofitfirst Wed 06-Aug-14 07:54:32

You're not really being unreasonable as such but If your husband wants to sort it out just let him crack on I say. It will involve zero effort from you and it will make you look good. Winner! grin

pinkdelight Wed 06-Aug-14 08:12:27

We do the same as wonderpants. The siblings give each other cards but the in-laws don't. And honestly, we've been married 12 years and I only vaguely know when SIL and BIL's birthdays are and I'm sure they don't know the exact date of mine. We give pressies to each other's kids and that's the main thing. Grown up birthday card issues from in-laws is so not a big deal. Doesn't everyone just post 'happy birthday' on FB anyway?

gamerchick Wed 06-Aug-14 08:15:49

I don't send cards to any if my inlaws and I doubt any of then know when my birthday is grin

Let it go OP, it's your blokes family and he's dealing with birthdays as they should be done rather than it becoming your job.

He's allowed to send his own sister a birthday card.

puds11isNAUGHTYnotNAICE Wed 06-Aug-14 08:17:26

Write the date of your birthday in the card grin Incase she 'forgot'.

Wellwellwell3holesintheground Wed 06-Aug-14 08:19:15

I never send anybody birthday cards.

Boleh Wed 06-Aug-14 08:20:30

I haven't got the faintest clue when DPs sister's birthday is - I've only met her once, the 2nd time will be at her wedding! She did send DP a card for a recent big birthday but it would surprise me greatly if he'd sent one to her this year. Maybe I should find out in case she's secretly upset!

WhereTheWildlingsAre Wed 06-Aug-14 08:27:58

There has to be more to this. Does she snub you in other ways? How else does your DH run around after her?

Otherwise you are BU

amistillsexy Wed 06-Aug-14 08:34:58

Why does it have to be you sending the card, not your dh, since its his sister? Step away and tell him to do what he likes.

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