Paying for stepkids
Whose responsibility is it to pay for stepkids meals, activities etc.? What about when you go on vacation? Who covers the costs of stepkids meals, activities, etc. on a family vacation? Do you take turns paying? Or just pay for your own meals, activites, etc.? We are planning a trip and MIL is also going. She seems to think we should all take turns paying for everyone but I cannot afford that. Taking turns paying for 5 people seems like a lot to me. I would prefer just to pay for myself and cover my own expenses but was given the family speech by her and DH. Keep in mind I covered the cost for my own plane ticket, transportation, etc. Is this selfish? I also have covered the costs of skids meals, activities plenty of times already when I have been in charge of them while DH was at work but never on a trip. I did so out of my own wanting too but don't think this should ever be expected automatically, especially on a trip where costs can add up quickly (restaurants, amusement parks, the zoo, other activities, etc.) Is this selfish? I am more than happy to pay for myself however It is making me not want to go as I cannot really afford to pay for that many people.