My mom and aunt planned a shower for my family on my mom's side of the family 3 hours away. MIL got invited but my sister and MIL were bummed that they weren't included. Understandable. Also, shower didn't include any of my dad's side of the family or any of DH family (literally just had great aunts and extended family I hadn't seen since I was 2).
My sister approached my MIL and asked if she wanted to throw a shower together... low and behold my sister ditches my MIL and so now I have a total of THREE showers. One for my moms side, one on DH's side, one for my dad's side.
Granted I was uncomfortable at my first shower because I knew two women (great aunts besides mom, aunt, sister & her kids) and again, hadn't seen the rest since I was a toddler, I now understand I will probably be even more uncomfortable at my second shower that MIL is throwing.
MIL needs to "top" other people's whatever (presents, money, life in general) and the baby shower she has created is kinda out of control. No invites (bought them.. didn't send them out). Facebooked an event. It's co-ed (which I'm fine with because it's a BBQ.. and I love my spending time with DH and FIL), but it has now taken a turn where she is inviting customers from the business they own. Not people I would call their "friends". Also, ex employees that I don't ever talk to or that they are again "friends" with. I just feel weird. I'm pretty sure they also invited customers that are also their lawyer & his wife. She just wants it to be big and grand, I'm sure.
Either way.. I feel so weird. I feel like we look like we're gift grabbing even though it's family issues that prevented a collective shower. Also, because of the RANDOMNESS of people invited to the first two showers it makes me feel that way too. My third shower should be pretty tame as far as guests go (all family/friends that I invited to our wedding).
Am I crazy or is this situation(s) a little weird?