Monday, November 24, 2008


My brother calls me tonight and asks what I'm doing December 6th. I answer, "I'm going to the Big Twelve Championship in KC." And then he says, "Well, we're getting Barrett baptized that day." And then I'm like, "Ummm... well we're going with a bunch of friends and we bought tickets a while ago, and I have to talk to DH."

Uggh. So what should I do? I can't even tell you the last time my team made it to the bowl, ok, well, yes I can, it was last year, but it was in San Antonio and that was too far away.

I really want to go to this game. Am I a total jerk for not wanting to skip the game for the kid's baptism? Am I the worst aunt ever?


The Wife said...

I think you kind of have to go to the baptism. Think about how it would be is situations were reversed. I know I would be upset if my sister skipped out on me for a football game. Your team will make it to the bowl again someday. Your nephew will only be baptized once. Sorry!

Anonymous said...

Football. Definitely football. But I'm not religious, so it's easy for me to say that.

Seriously, your team is going to the championship, you have tickets and have had plans with friends for a while. And two weeks notice from your brother is not much at all. It's not like he checked with you weeks ago and then the football game came up and you are ditching them for football. You had previous plans. Plans that are not easy to change. What if you had a wedding to attend that day? Would they expect you to choose the baptism over a wedding?

Are you the godmother? If so, then it would be a little more of a dilemma. Either way, your nephew won't notice that you aren't there. You would not be the worst aunt ever. Good luck with whatever you decide.

Amanda said...

Thanks for the support. It's a tough decision either way.

Celia said...

Football. The baby won't remember. Plus, if the baptism was super important they would give you more notice.