Just an annoyance - entitlement
We were over at my parents this weekend. Don't know what was being discussed but SD12 says "Well, WHEN we go on vacation this summer to the beach … " :jawdrop:
DH says, "Oh yeah, I guess I better get that planned huh?" :jawdrop:
WTF? These kids just ASSUME that they are going to get a week-long beach vacation? They have gotten two and even three damn vacations every summer all their life - DH, BM and GBM. I guess that is where the ASSUME comes from. It just burns me though. DH doesn't have the money for a beach vacation. He owes me a shit ton of money that I gave him to pay off his divorce debt and I have paid a crap load to provide for these kids already.
The first year we lived together, we went to Disney. He paid for the hotel and airfare (with points and miles) and I paid for the tickets. (Who really paid?) The skids were miserable. I was miserable. It was July in FL. It was hot. We were all in the same hotel the entire week. I told DH NEVER AGAIN to Disney. Skids didn't appreciate and cried and complained most of the time. I said if he wanted to do that again, they could go (and pay) without me.
Next two years, we did go to the beach. But drove, and again, stayed in a hotel on DH's points. First year in same room. I put my foot down second year and said adjoining rooms at a minimum as skids were getting too old to share a bed. And I did not want to sleep in the same room as a teenage boy either. Again, skids were miserable a lot of the trip.
Last year, we didn't go anywhere as we had bought a house and I convinced DH that it didn't make sense financially. Skids got to go to beach with BM and GBM. They were pissed that they didn't get to go on a second trip with us though.
So now it is this year and it looks like DH is going to be planning a trip. Because skids live with us full time and HATE their BM and will not be going ANYWHERE with her or GBM. And God only knows, they can't go a single summer with NO BEACH VACATION!!! THEY WILL DIE OF DEPRIVATION!
DH has not been traveling as much the last couple of years, so he does not have a lot of hotel points built up. So I guess that means he will want to slap a luxurious condo on his credit card. Sigh.