What should I tell my neice that wants to host a surprise "Painting" class for my sister's birthday?

My neice is always wants to do birthday events with lots of people right now and isn't concerned about COVID and wants to have a surprise birthday "Painting" event for my sister's 50th birthday. Before COVID, the Painting class had about 20 people, some of the people was with me, but some of the people was with another group. I do not know what safety precautions the class has now and my neice is insisting if anyone wants to come, to let her know soon because she needs a deposit for the class. How much I would like to be there for my sister, with the COVID cases going up in our city and state, I do not want to risk being in a enclosed room full of family members and unknown people who may have COVID or not. What should I tell her ?

5 Answers

  • 1 month ago

    That is the most irresponsible thing I have seen today. If someone prepared a surprise event like that for me, I would refuse to set foot inside the room. I would get away from there as fast as possible.

    Is your niece completely stupid? No wonder so many people are dying. 

  • 3 months ago

    Tell her to hold the event after the pandemic or to count you out.

  • 3 months ago

    that she's would kill someone's grandparents if she did that, and that you know she's not that evil or selfish. (She might be, but the best way to get people not to be evil and selfish is to tell them they aren't.)

  • Marli
    Lv 7
    3 months ago

    You ask your niece what precautions she will make regarding Covid-19.  Then you tell her what you told us: that you want to celebrate with your sister but think it is safer in these times not to attend group events.

    I don't see how the painting event can be a surprise to your sister if it was done before.

    Perhaps you can call your sister and tell her that her daughter invited you to a special event and you wanted to go but you have decided that you will abide by the Covid-19 precautions.

    UPDATE Or you don't mention your niece's party to your sister but say when you phone her that you wish you could be with her on her special birthday but that the Covid-19 precautions must keep you physically apart this year.  Have a good, long, loving conversation with her.

    Of course you need to tell your niece you can't attend the party.

    BTW, I think your niece is acting irresponsibly.

    I would not be surprised if your niece can't book a venue for the party. The city authorities must be forbidding large gatherings, and meeting halls don't want to pay fines and have their liquor licences revoked. It's a hard duty, and I know the halls and restaurants here are chafing at the restrictions. Everyone is, including me. It's terrible for the hospitality industry and the small businesses, but I'd rather not get sick during an epidemic.

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  • snafu
    Lv 7
    3 months ago

    When I first started reading I thought this was for a much younger person - a teenager!  This is just irresponsible.  

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