So a few weeks back my sister asked me if I would be okay with having a virtual bridal shower because she really wanted to throw one, but isn't able to get away from work for long enough to throw it in our home town or where I live. I was really excited because it was so thoughtful of her to host a shower for me.
Then she told my mom her plan and my mom immediately got defensive and said that it was a terrible idea and she shouldn't even bother because she didn't think any of her sisters would be able to figure it out. She asked my sister to just drop it, but when she realized that wasn't going to happen she said fine I'll have my sisters and Taylor come to my house for it and we will all connect on zoom through one computer. Then my sister called her the other day and was telling her what she had planned, and my mom got really short with her and said that she doesn't enjoy games, and that it's too much (all she has planned are two quick games and gift opening). Even when she said she ordered a cake and asked me to pick it up before the shower my mom (and dad for that matter) told her to just cancel it because my mom won't eat any of it.
My mom seems so annoyed about the fact that my sister even wanted to throw me a shower and it's really disheartening. I get that she didn't originally plan to host it, but she was the one who requested it to be this way. At this point I feel like she is going to be miserable about it the whole time and kill the mood. She has never been like this, so I was hoping some of you would have some advice on how to deal with someone who is being so pessimistic about things?