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Anonymous asked in Family & RelationshipsFamily · 1 month ago

Should siblings pitch in for dinners?

My parents are getting old and can’t afford to pay for family events. My older sibling said we should all pitch in a small amount or split the costs food, deserts, drinks, etc. is this fair? Should I be pitching in some deserts or food? Everyone else is.

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago
    Favorite Answer

    Yes, this is fair. When we get together with my husband's family we all agree to bring different items for the family event. 

  • dman63
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    It’s completely fair.  Make up a list with your siblings and decide what everyone is bringing so you’re not doubling up on food items.

  • keerok
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    When my wife goes out with her mom and siblings and decide to split the bill, they don't include their mom. At the very least though, her mom presents her senior citizen's card for a discount.

  • 1 month ago

    If your parents can't afford to provide for family events then either somebody else provides or the family events stop. The two obvious options are either taking turns hosting family events or sharing the costs of each event. 

    If it's going to be a pot luck meal (people bringing prepared food) then someone should coordinate who is bringing what. You don't want 2 lasagnas but no vegetables or dessert. 

  • Pearl
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    that wouldnt be a bad idea

  • 1 month ago

    Yes, it's fair and a nice thing to do for your parents.

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