Michelle - posted on 03/09/2016 ( 5 moms have responded )
Often times we have invited my son's girlfriend to some family weekend getaways to basketball tournaments, waterpark getaways, etc. However, for the past three years we have gone to Girls State Basketball Tournament with just our immediate family (5). As we prepare this year my son assumed we would be taking his girlfriend with. I don't know why he assumed it because we have never asked her to go to the State Tournament before. He's 18 and has had to have some idea how expensive this can get with tickets alone being almost $500 for five people for three days plus hotel expenses for three nights. They both just assumed that she would be going. I personally think this is a great time to spend some time away from each other as they are together every day after school. My daughter who also has a steady boyfriend did not mention bringing him and I know she would be upset if we asked the girlfriend and not her boyfriend. I'm very sad because I believe he is choosing to spend time with her rather then with his family and I think they just assume we as parents should include her on everything and expected to pay for everything. Please help.