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Author: nmckay Big gold star, 5000 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 5068  
Subject: Sympathising with the parents Date: 8/14/2003 11:16 AM
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DW and I are DINKS and love the lifestyle that affords while still saving for FIRE. Recently, the daughter of DW very close friend was accepted to an art school here in NYC. We've volunteered to be "Aunt and Uncle" by keeping an eye on her. She's smart, cute, respectful, well adjusted, all the stuff that you'd want in a kid that age. Her mother did a great job.

The rub is this. Every time we get together with the daughter, we're shelling out money. She comes over to do her laundry, I either cook for us or we order in. We take her to the market on Saturdays and usually buy her either breakfast or lunch or both. DW has now decided we should schedule Sunday dinner each week with her, too. Again, she's wonderful, but expensive.

So should I shut the f*** up and go with the flow or bring it up? And If I bring it up, do I bring it up with DW or the mom?

nmckay
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