My DH and I usually have dinner on monday nights, and its usually a few of our close friends and sometimes my in-laws. I'm the one that makes dinner, dessert, and do all the clean up/set-up. My problem is we always buy the food, and I cook it and I'm generally left with a mess unless my in-laws are over and help me clean up. Even then I'm still left with some clean up because our friends are usually over pretty late. I'm starting to think I need to put an end to it. Most of them dont say a word to me until monday comes around, and I know we are busy, and they know that too but I'm starting to feel used. Especially when they all will go out to dinner together on other nights and being as we're the only ones with kids we cant always afford to do that and I think that since we feed them every single week that it would be nice if they offered to pay for us because we feed them so much, and I'm always stuck cleaning up. What would you guys do. I really don't think our friends are doing this to be mean or rude I just dont think they see how much this puts on me and how much it really costs to feed 5-8 people every week when normally it would be two adults, and a 2 year old kid.
Should I stop? Is it wrong to think they need to repay the favor? I'm worried any decision I make will hurt our friendships. Help!
Answer by LeJane at 2:05 PM on Jun. 10, 2011
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