My mom and I are throwing a shower for my SIL (due a little bit after me). Since she and my brother live 12 hours away, I asked her what dates were good for her to come up, etc. for the shower (most of our family and her family live in our area) and also if she could send me a list of her local family/friends she would like to invite.
Well, long story short, I have been the middleman in all of this planning business and I'm getting very frustrated. SIL and mom both have different ideas of how they would like this shower, and I'm stuck in the middle playing referee to all of this. From experience, I know what it's like to have MIL/shower drama so I've been trying to see SIL perspective - but I can now also see my mom's. We are the ones who are trying to do something nice for SIL and brother and she's been acting really spoiled and ungrateful for the whole thing.
Basically, I don't know what to do. How much input are you having in your own shower:
Did you pick the invitations?
Did you pick the venue?
Did you pick the date?
Did you pick the theme?
Did you pick the menu?
Did you pick the games?
Did you pick the favors/no favors, etc?
This is totally and utterly ridonkourous and I'm sick of all of it. Thanks in advance for your advice!