A lot of people had mentioned in my holiday thread about my sister in law that my perspective on things regarding her is skewed towards the negative, and because of that, I wanted to run this particular situation that I was just reminded of today by everyone to see if I'm being unreasonable and petty. Of course, naturally I hope you'll all agree with me, but if you all dogpile and tell me I am being unreasonable...well, I may have to change my mind!
Okay, while sister in law was in the hospital with her baby, a friend of theirs set up a meal train on a website. Basically, you sign up to bring meals on certain dates for the family, and put down what the meal you're bringing is, if you know. You can also put down "We'll bring something, don't know what it is yet". Since the baby was originally scheduled to stay at the hospital until January 6th, that's when the meal train ran through. When she was discharged on December 21st, I assumed the meal train was cancelled, since they were back at home.
Today, I got an email reminder that we had signed up to bring a dish to the family tomorrow, Jan 2nd. I went to the website, and there's a note from the organizer stating we should all continue to bring meals so that sister in law can just relax and hang out with her girls, and not have to worry about cooking dinner. It is still set to end January 6th. So that's my first question - is this normal, for people to continue making these sorts of arrangements after the hospital stay is ended?
Secondly, due to some unexpected expenses, DH and I don't have any extra money we could use to buy a meal or buy ingredients to make a meal. I might be able to find something around my kitchen that I could use, but for the most part, our meals are planned out pretty carefully for the next couple days and they won't stretch to feed another three people. Would it be okay for me to cancel bringing them dinner tomorrow?