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In law dilemma

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jakesmum30 · 04/01/2010 20:59

Hi all,
we're going to center parcs for a mid week break in 3 weeks, and have invited the in laws so they get to spend lots of quality time with their grandson! The thing is, when we suggested it and booked it last November we all agreed to go halves on the price of the villa. The thing is, they haven't bought up the subject of payment, and I feel awkward raising it. Any suggestions... I'm on mat leave in March so money is a bit tight, and it would make a real difference to have a contribution to the holiday.
Thank you!

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TrillianAstra · 04/01/2010 21:13

I would act really breezy about it, maybe say something along the lines of 'do you think we should split the cost of the villa before hand or shall we wait to see how much we spend on activities and sort it out at the end?'

I'm sure they wouldn't want to impoverish you when you're expecting another grandchild, they've probably just forgotten.

MrsMalcolmTucker · 04/01/2010 21:15

Maybe suggest they come over for dinner and a planning session, so you can work out what to bring, what activities to book etc. Make it a bit of a social event, a way of looking forward to the holiday.

Then you can start with a big sheet of paper of things to remember, and at the top, put the amount that it's costing you. If they've forgotten about contributing, it'll remind them, or they might bring food and drink to make up for it or something.

StanleyFletcher · 05/01/2010 04:46

The other suggestions are good - especially because you are going to Center Parcs (bring EVERYTHING you need ). I bet your in-laws would be horrified to realise......

Sukie1971 · 05/01/2010 04:55

Just say, "Balance is due on the holiday so can you let us have your share please so I can pay it"

Theyre probably waiting to be asked, as they dont know when it needs paying! Yes, granted you've prob already paid the balance but they may not know that.

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