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Annoyed With Sister's Pregnancy

Sunday Confessional: Mad About My Sister's Pregnancy

This week's confession comes from our anonymous Confession Booth group in the TrèsSugar Community. Weigh in with your advice below.

I'm so annoyed my sister is pregnant, considering I'm supposed to get married in 6 months. She just announced it. Way to steal my thunder.

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dikke-kus dikke-kus 6 years
My sister and I are really close. We are both smart enough to understand jealousy brings nothing. NOTHING. There is no positive effect. In some sort of twisted reversal, people get jealous of that. Weird. But while their busy being jealous, we are busy being happy. Around and around they go, being jealous. Too bad for them they have low IQs.
burke_chi burke_chi 6 years
wait, are the two sisters betty wayne and soul searcher?? AWESOME! way to steal the OP's thunder... man, this girl just can't catch a break, EH!
whats-her-name whats-her-name 6 years
I'm gonna catch hell for this, but honestly, your family and friends are thinking in terms of statistics. Statistically, this new baby has a better chance of sticking around than your marriage.
0jello0 0jello0 6 years
Being pregnant would not be good for alot of poeple probably. Just worry about your wedding.
searching-soul searching-soul 6 years
Thanks for the advice that you posted Hiding 55. That's a great solution and very true. Peace
Miss-Senorita Miss-Senorita 6 years
Just be happy for her like she would be happy for you on your wedding day. Life goes on it doesn't just stop because you are getting married.
mix-tape mix-tape 6 years
I totally get where the OP is coming from too. I went through a similar situation with my younger sister who got pregnant at 18. She was due around the time I was to graduate college so everyone missed my graduation in case she gave birth two weeks early. It really bummed me that I worked so hard for 4 years and she just got knocked up, yet my family seemed to celebrate that more as an accomplishment. On the flip side, a wedding is something special and life changing as well, however, don't be a bridezilla. Congratulate her and if something happens in the future that conflicts with your wedding plans due to her pregnancy, speak up for yourself.
danakscully64 danakscully64 6 years
OP - I'm curious if there's a history of this. I have a sister who has children strictly for the attention. She loves the attention while pregnant and she loves the attention a little baby gets her. When her friends aren't around, she ignores her kids and is always trying to dump them off with someone else. Every time there's a big event, she does something to try and overshadow it. During my other sisters wedding, she did everything to draw attention to her new baby. I'm not saying this is happening, but for those who haven't seen it firsthand, some people DO try to bring the focus to them. I doubt this is the case, but I'm curious. It's become a family joke that anytime someone else announces big news, my other sister is going to as well. Right after my middle sister got remarried last month, the other sister got engaged to her bf of 9 months (hubby #3).
IdeaOfOrder IdeaOfOrder 6 years
I'm going to add to the already incredibly long list.. she didn't do it to steal your thunder. It's just a wedding, chances are it'll be no different than the others that happen all of the time. When my SIL got married, one of her bridesmaids was feeling faint and an ambulance was called. My SIL literally yelled at the bridesmaid for 'stealing attention away from her.' The truth is no attention was stolen.. your world won't collapse if you're not the center of it.
lickety-split lickety-split 6 years
yes. totally uncool. cancel the wedding and refuse to get on with your life until everyone you know stops trying to upstage you. and be sure and tell your man how you feel (that way he won't be bummed when you cancel the wedding, he'll realize he dodged a bullet).
Bettye-Wayne Bettye-Wayne 6 years
Thank you all- I feel so loved right now!
postmodernsleaze postmodernsleaze 6 years
you make ME lol*, damn sleep deprivation.
postmodernsleaze postmodernsleaze 6 years
I like your comments too, Betty Wayne- you make lol on a regular basis.
starbucks2 starbucks2 6 years
Betty Wayne, I think you're comments are awesome! Keep them coming!
looseseal looseseal 6 years
I think I'll take a contrary approach and cut the OP a little slack. It seems like maybe these are two sisters with a long history of thunder-stealing (and maybe stealing of various other things too?). It's not commendable, but sometimes the family we grew up with (especially siblings) can bring out the 10-year-old brat in us, even if we thought that inner-brat was long gone. I'm sure the OP already knows it's awful to worry about the spotlight when she's supposed to be happy for her sister, which is why it's in an anonymous confession, and not out-loud to her sister's face, not even behind her sister's back to someone else in real life. So it's kind of pointless to point out how bad it is, because *whispers* I think she already knows. OP, if it makes you feel any better, if I knew the both of you, I'd still be more excited for your wedding than her pregnancy. I mean, a wedding would likely still be much more fun than anything baby-related for most of your family and friends. At least there might be booze and dancing, then when it's over, any wedding drama will presumably also be over. With a baby, there's what? Terrible baby-shower games (and that's as fun as it gets)? And then incessant talk about the kid, flooding your inbox (and/or facebook) with spawn pictures, and bringing the kid along to destroy your home any time they visit, until the kid hits the teenage angst years and starts screaming "I hate you!" at its parents? ;) Have a nice wedding, enjoy the honeymoon. When your sister's pregnancy is over, there will be at least a month of sleep-deprived hell and possibly incontinence. When all is said and done, whether other people are paying the most attention to you is not as important as whether you are enjoying your life, am I right?
danakscully64 danakscully64 6 years
I agree with Studio. The name calling comments are immature and unnecessary.
Bettye-Wayne Bettye-Wayne 6 years
Thank you, I'm feeling nicer already!
Studio16 Studio16 6 years
I see where the OP is coming from. Honestly, I'd probably be a little irritated, too. The OP came here to vent anonymously. At least she didn't say anything to her sister's face...
Ac2366 Ac2366 6 years
If you know in your heart you aren't those things, you don't need to defend yourself. You know who you are. An opinion of someone on the internet shouldn't weigh so heavily on you. You can't make everyone happy.
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