Originally Posted by rockin'robin
I've got 3 horses eating at my house! (boys)...and it seems every weekend 1 or 2 of their friends spend the weekend, at times I'll have 5 boys eating here....I've fed the neighborhood!
There are times when we are "low" on food, right before I'm to buy more groceries....especially low on snacks/soda.....and if one of my boys says they want to invite a friend for a sleep-over, I've said, "as long as they bring their own snacks/soda."
I would never ask for $$ from them. Or accept any $$ from them. There is one kid whose parents will not allow sleepovers at their house, but he's allowed over here, and is here an awful lot! So I feed him! I don't feel it's fair, but he's just a kid.....and I've no plans to ask his parents why they don't repricate (sp), meaning do the same for my son....I've just let it go.
A gallon of milk can be wiped out in the AM at breakfast, so can a box of cereal, even 2! It gets expensive, so I'm going to cut down on the sleepovers! It's gonna be worse when summer gets here....
That's why I dont let my daughter have sleepovers too often because I cant afford to feed more kids. However, when I do plan on letting her have sleepovers, I try to put extra money away for extra food because I cant imagine asking the kids to bring money to pay for the food. I couldnt believe what my daughter's friend told me about her mother's rule about the kids paying for the food they eat at their house. Wow...I wasnt sure if it was a common rule that I missed out on knowing.