Whenever someone needs to make a big, exciting announcement to the family whether that's a proposal, a new baby, or a job promotion--things can quickly go off the rails into petty comments from jealous people, resentment, questioning baby names, or overly controlling wedding planner-personalities. While ideally siblings should be supportive of one another and always be prepared to celebrate life's biggest moments, weddings especially can often bring out dormant monsters in people.
So, when a recent Reddit user consulted, "Am I the As*hole?" about a family dilemma involving her proposal announcement, people were quick to deem whether or not she was in the wrong.
I’m 28 my sister is 26. She got married three years ago and has one kid already. I live out of state and she’s in our hometown and lives close to our parents.
Last week my sister had her second pregnancy announcement at a birthday dinner for our dad (I couldn’t attend). Everyone was of course excited and sent congrats. This past Friday my long-term bf and I went hiking on our favorite trail and had a picnic. We walked back to his car and he asked me to get something from the trunk. When I opened it there was a sign that said “turn around” and pictures of us from when we started dating. When I turned he was kneeling with a ring. This proposal is cheesy and romantic and I melted. (This was also the anniversary of our first date apparently, which I didn’t even remember).