Today is husband's niece's birthday. She's turning 19. I have it on my calendar, like I do every year. I reminded husband, like I gently do every year (usually I say something like, "Don't forget, we need to call "S" today to wish her a happy birthday"). We're seeing his whole family (except his parents who live out of state) on Sunday because there are about five family birthdays between now and the end of August, and two of the nieces head back to college in two weeks, so we're celebrating everyone on one day. I've known about this gathering since his oldest sister called to invite us all to her house for the event two weeks ago. I was reminded about it last week when his youngest sister called to tell me whose bdays we were celebrating and to drop hints for her daughter, the other niece. So you can imagine my surprise, no, my ANNOYANCE when husband's next oldest sister calls with this sing-songy kiss- voice tonight to say "I was told to call and remind you that it's S's birthday today..." ME: "Yes, we knew that." sister in law: "...and you know we're getting together at her mom's on Sunday right? And we're celebrating V, S, A, A, & S's birthdays, okay?" So I HAVE to ask, "WHO told you to call?" To which she replies, "Mommy did!" (That would be the dear mother in law who we took to Hawaii who spent most of her time in the room reading). "Okay, well thanks! We're in the middle of dinner now, so I'll see you Sunday." Just. makes. me. want. to. scream. They used to do this to husband all the time before we got married. Admittedly, it's been a while since I've gotten a call like this... maybe first time this year. But it's no less annoying. And I KNOW they don't call to remind eachother when it's MY birthday!