Really? They have to pay for dinner!
by Debbie B.
Dear Miss Manners,
I have a guestion involving my daughter's mother-in law and the fact that she expects money from her son and my daughter. My son- in- laws sister,brother-in-law and their four children are having a Christmas celebration this coming weekend. The mother-in-law told her son that they are expected to pay her a certain amount of money for hosting this celebration in her home which was her idea. What do I tell my daughter? I am beyond appalled. They have been together eighteen years and now this? Thank you in advance for your advice.
Confused in Illinois.
P.S. They also have three children and have contributed home made desserts and appetizers in the past for these celebrations.