Christmas can get pretty expensive, from presents to cocktail parties, there is always one reason or another to spend spend spend. But one thing you never expect to pay for is time with your family. I bet you’re thinking “of course not, that’s silly” but wait until you hear this.
A woman recently posted on mumsnet, a popular online forum for parents, that her partner’s mother is charging 17 pounds per person for Christmas dinner. “I can see it from both sides and it’s hard work and can be expensive but not like she is financially destitute.” There are over 400 replies and the reactions are totally mixed, with some people saying that the cost should be shared and others saying…come on, it’s family.
So, will you be charging your in laws this year?