- 6 years ago
- Wedding: June 2011
For mothers days and fathers days, Darling Husband and I go out with his parents, grandma, sister and her boyfriend. We also go with his cousins and aunt/uncles. So there’s a big table and the kids all pay for the older folk’s tabs.
We have tried unsuccessfully to pay for ourselves, his parents and his grandma for mothers day (or grandpa if it’s father’s day), but SIL and her bf end up on our tab. Is there any way to politely ask them to pay? Brunch isn’t cheap ($28pp), but we’d really just like to pay for the mothers/grandmas as a treat. We couldn’t believe it the first time this happened, but they must be asking the waiter to put their portion on our tab. DH’s parents have no idea and they think his SIL and bf are helping to pay. I even had to swallow my words when his mom thanked SIL for such a lovely brunch.
SIL is younger (22) and has never been forced to pay for her own meals, but isn’t it a bit rude to expect us to pay? We didn’t pick the place, nor do we invite her.
Is there anything we can say? We tried telling the waiter exactly who we’d pay for and it didn’t work.