Post # 61
buzzerbeater : I have never dismissed or minimized the additional expense to the OP and specifically addressed the issue of it being a potential burden the family had not considered and possible solutions. Likewise, some people don’t appear to fully appreciate what the family is dealing with.
Post # 62
Just wanted to add, that with young kids involved, SIL would probably have to leave the festivities at like 6pm every night to get home for bedtime or else risk dealing with an overtired beast child the next day. That would prob mean missing out on dinner/evening festivities. If there’s an empty house you and your husband can stay in for free 30 min away, that seems like an ideal solution, esp if someone has a car you could borrow.
Post # 63
Honestly they probably thought an air mattress in the living room was rude to even offer, so offering a relatives house seemed like a much better alternative. You asked for opinions, I don’t think it was inconsiderate of them at all given the circumstances.