When a mum received an invitation to a weekend away with her family to celebrate her brother’s surprise 40th birthday, there was just one problem: her four-month-old daughter wasn’t invited.
While child-free events aren’t uncommon, the mother couldn’t help but feel she was being intentionally singled out when she realised that many other nieces and nephews – who were aged between one month and seven years – were invited.
Sharing her dilemma on parenting forum Mumsnet, the mum shared the heartbreaking reason why she felt her daughter had not been included.
“My brother and his wife have been trying to conceive for over four years,” she wrote.
"My partner and I have been invited but not my daughter as it's too hard for her [my sister-in-law] to see her."