My son doesnt graduate until next year, but we already know by July we have to start paying for graduation (SR pics, cap and gown etc). We also have to have a request in for tickets before Fall. We are not given a guarantee on extra tickets, each student can get 6, more if requested early if they can swing it. So heres the situation.
We live in a small town with my dh, his parents, me, my older dd whose 21, her husband, their two kids, a 19 yr old son, 11 yr old son, and 6 yr old dd. Obviously we wont all be able to go. My dd and 19 yr old will give up their tickets no problem. My 11 & 6 yr old will probably have to go since my inlaws are being invited. They have helped my son a lot.
My parents live 8 hours away and dont do anything for my son. My son has not had the best relationship with them. He is Autistic and my mom once told him he needed to be in a mental hospital because he was crazy during one of his fits. Now he is not nearly like he was before, you would never know he had Autism now. They still do nothing for him, but everything for the older 2 kids. But he, my 11 and 6 yr old never get as much for bdays or holidays. My older 2 get money monthly, extra bday and Christmas and all that. He does not want to invite them.
His dad also is not in his life much. But dad wants tickets, and also wants to bring his wife. My son has no want or need for his wife to come and has said no, he cannot bring her. He said IF he gets an extra ticket he MIGHT invite dad, but bringing the step mom is a deal breaker.
Given the situation should I force my son to ask for more tickets and invite his grandparents (my p arents) and his step mom? I am thinking no. He has worked hard and I think he should use his tickets for what he wants. He is getting extra tickets for his gf and her parents though. They are all very close.
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