So, last night I called my dad. I talk to him a couple times a month. We aren't super close but we don't have any major issues between us either. 5 years ago my parents divorced and not too long after they both started dating other people. I was 19 when they divorced and while it was weird when they started dating - it wasn't a huge deal.
So dad and I are chatting and he mentioned that they had a birthday party for Lena, his girlfriend who moved in w/ him some two years ago or so, Sunday night. We chatted about the party for a while and then he says
"Oh, by the way, at that party we announced we're getting married!" I knew nothing about this! I made happy noises and got details ect. They are talking about getting married in Feb. and I said ok I'll talk to my bosses and let them know i'll want to be home around then. And he said
"Oh dont' worry about it. It's just going to be a small thing anyway."
Now, understand I am happy for them. I'm not against them getting married at all. But they got engaged in mid August and announced it Sunday night at a huge party and my sister and I only found out yesterday. Only because we happened to call him.
I'm a little hurt by that. I'm not super mad. I'm not going to boycot the marriage. But. I am his daughter. I would have liked to be told before 100 people at a birthday party and not as a 'oh by the way' type of thing.
Am I expecting too much from my dad? I mean both my sister and I are out on our own. We don't live near home anymore. And I can understand wanting to start a new life w/ someone....but...it still hurts that we weren't told earlier. And that he doesn't even want me there....