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Old July 21st, 2005, 08:00 AM
LisaK LisaK is offline
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Default Re: Vacation Etiquette Advice/Cruise Easy

It is totally unreasonable for the parents of the friends to think that you will pay for everything for their children. The parents should offer to foot the bill for either the entire cost or part of the cost for the kids room and definately contribute money towards food, and send the kids with spending money, then its up to you to say, thank- you very much, or....
If the parents don't offer up any money, then you need to ask them for it. Not an easy thing to do, but it needs to be done.
It wouldn't even cross my mind not to offer to pay my childs portion if he was invited to spend a vacation with another family, its just not right to expect the parents to pay (unless you offer)
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