I'm hoping some of my readers will come out of hiding to help me out with a little dilemma I'm having. This may seem silly to some, but I really don't know what to do.
Here it is....
We have a couple of friends, Rachael and Szymon, who will be getting married later this year. When describing our relationship, I use the word friends loosely. I'm sure Richard feels different, but Szymon is more his friend. Basically, one of Richard's closest friends from his Marine Corps days, Haven, is life long friends with Szymon. We only see Szymon and Rachael when we're hanging out with Haven at his house and they happen to be there also, so basically MAYBE twice a year.
Here comes the dilemma...
Their wedding is on Shiloh's birthday. Some of you might be thinking, "where's the dilemma?", but birthdays are SO important to me. And it doesn't get more important than Shiloh's birthday. And, my goodness, it's only her 4th one. How can we already miss one? Also, it's on a Saturday! Again this might sound silly, but I was so looking forward to having her party on her actual birthday.
Richard is all for going. I've thought about sending him to the wedding without me, but I think that might cause me to have some resentful feelings towards him. I want her birthday to be more important than their wedding, but I understand where he's coming from. I think most of this goes back to how birthdays were celebrated in our households growing up.
So what do you all think? Am I being silly? Would you go to the wedding, stay home...??