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Posted by on Apr. 22, 2013 at 9:12 PM
Liz
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I had planned for my stepdaughter to come up on June 13th and go back home on June 17th. Air tickets are, currently, $136 each way. Not too bad. During that time, we would be taking the little kids to A Day Out with Thomas in PA and then going to visit where my FIL is buried. The kids are still in school the week of June 17th so we have no plans to do anything and the following Monday, Naiya starts camp.

I was talking to her mother the other day and she wanted to know what I thought of SD staying here 6/13-6/27. The mother's bday is 6/28 so she wants to come up here to hang out with her friend in the Bronx. We would take SD to her on 6/27 (oh will we?). Umm...first of all...what is that child going to do here for two weeks? Nothing. I don't like to feel obligated to entertain her (I don't even feel obligated to entertain Nathanael!). Secondly, the flight home on 6/30 would cost $300. So I think she expects that we would pay that!!

My way has her round trip flight costing $300 total (give or take a few $$ to account for taxes and services fees).

by on Apr. 22, 2013 at 9:12 PM
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lady-J-Rock
by Niki on Apr. 22, 2013 at 9:41 PM
Ugh
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Jennifair
by Jen on Apr. 22, 2013 at 9:43 PM

I'd say no problem ,but we won't pay for her tickect home then . 

Mom2jngnc
by Stephannie on Apr. 22, 2013 at 10:17 PM

I would tell her, that id she wants to extend it that long for her convience (seeing how it sounds like bio mom is coming up) then she can pay the amount above teh $136

Kimmiky
by Kimmiky on Apr. 23, 2013 at 9:06 AM


Quoting lady-J-Rock:

Ugh
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Cecelia712
by Gold Member on Apr. 23, 2013 at 8:53 PM
I agree with the others. Bio pays the difference. And I wouldn't feel. Obligated to entertain. She can do what ever your routine is with you, or your husband can take a day off, have mil come do something with her.
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powow65
by Kim on Apr. 24, 2013 at 8:03 AM
Step-mom aka "kid nanny" smfh!
What a WONDERFUL "bio mom"
-_-
Smfh.
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lizmarie1975
by Liz on Apr. 24, 2013 at 9:16 AM
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Well, I texted her that $300 is out of our budget and the most we could do would be $200 towards the return flight.

Haven't heard back yet.

Quoting Mom2jngnc:

I would tell her, that id she wants to extend it that long for her convience (seeing how it sounds like bio mom is coming up) then she can pay the amount above teh $136



elwalters77
by Erica on Apr. 27, 2013 at 10:20 PM
I would tell her she needs to pay the difference.
powow65
by Kim on Apr. 28, 2013 at 10:23 AM
Knowing your tight on $$$, the bio mom BETTER HELP OUT!

Quoting lizmarie1975:


Well, I texted her that $300 is out of our budget and the most we could do would be $200 towards the return flight.

Haven't heard back yet.


Quoting Mom2jngnc:

I would tell her, that id she wants to extend it that long for her convience (seeing how it sounds like bio mom is coming up) then she can pay the amount above teh $136




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SamMom912
by Platinum Member on Apr. 29, 2013 at 4:01 PM

Yeah, Id ask if Bio mom would pay the differential between what you were offering to do... and what she wants you to do.

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