Advice - ungrateful adult step kids
My DH and I invited SD,age 25, and her BF to a sporting event, paying for tickets ($320/couple for 2 games) and hotel room, some meals. It will easily be a $1000 weekend. Several of my friends/family are staying together too but our event tickets are spread out all over a huge venue. My DH and I have been married 4 months.
DH had to return home for work, so SD decided to offer my extra ticket to her uncle (on Facebook) who is from her mom's side of the family. She text me 6 hours later that her uncle could buy the ticket and he would sit with her and her BF in their section, so that I wouldn't have to sit by a stranger, her uncle. She thought this was "doing me a favor by selling the ticket," but my take is different.....
I would be sitting alone in a stadium holding 78,000 people
It is my ticket to offer
The offer of my ticket to someone outside of my DH's family & friends is disrespectful
She did not think to sit with me while her uncle & BF sat together
This, combined with a lack of eye contact, no "thank yous," and a statement upon arriving to the effect that she & her siblings may "have to spend XMas with their dad if their mom goes on a trip that time" (actually April Fools joke from her brother to her). So, her brother tried to trick her into believing they "would have to spend XMas with him"...the horror!
Time to disengage and reset the boundaries, suggestions appreciated!