Vacation Time

Sharon - posted on 11/02/2013 ( 2 moms have responded )




Tell me what everyone thinks about this. So we are going to be vactioning with my sister and her kids (13 & 8) at a theme park. Our father has made it very clear that her kids can buy whatever they want with his credit card, but my kids (14 & 7)are not included in that arrangement. When asked if my kids were getting spending money he said "no". I will have to tell my kids that there cousins maybe getting more "stuff" than they are. It just makes for an awkard situation since will be at the theme park together! We are on a budget so we will be watching what where spending.


♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 11/05/2013




Honestly? I'd tell my folks that I appreciate the offer to vacation together, but if the grandkids will not be treated equally, then you'd rather vaca separately.

If they decide that you're ungrateful, rude, etc, you can politely let them know that it is a direct result of their blatant favoritism.

This is part of the reason that we quit going on joint trips with my folks.


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Enna - posted on 11/04/2013




I wouldn't make a big deal out of it. If you point it out to your kids, then they are going to be paying more attention, and they will probably get more upset about it. Talk to your sister and ask her if she can wait until the end of the day to have the kids get stuff, then try to be discreet about it so your kids don't feel bad.
I don't really understand this situation, so it's hard to come up with an alternative.

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