[QUOTE=ddoll;956039]Did you pay for the other girl’s meals when she was with you? I can’t imagine they would ask a child for money at meals. Maybe she would need money to get her own snacks and souvenirs, but that’s all I would plan for unless you had a different arrangement with her parents.
I’m faced with a similar dilemma: I wanted to let my DS bring a friend when we go to WDW this summer, but I can’t pay for everything for him. Not that I can’t, it’s that I shouldn’t when we are making my 22 yr old and his GF pay for their own airfare and park tickets.
I would gladly pay for everything else, but DH says we can’t ask a kid to come with us and then ask his parents to pay for his tickets.[/QUOTE]
We paid for most of the other girls meals except for the ones where she and DD went off on their own and bought things not on our DP. That said, we are in a different financial place than her family is. Her mom is a single mom and money is tighter for them. I told her that I would send enough money for DD to pay for her own meals, snacks, and spending money. Since we have used the DP for so long and to be honest, I never pay attention to what things cost because I make sure I save enough during the eyar that we can do whatever we want without having to worry about what things cost.
I don’t want to send too much more than what DD needs because she WILL spend whatever I give her. I don’t want her to spend more than her best friend because I do not want to hurt anyone’s feelings. DD’s best friend’s mom has already made a few comments on how they can’t do Disney the way we do and she hope DD won’t be disappointed. I tried to explain to her that when we first started going we took very budget minded trips and that DD will be fine. That was one of the reasons I offered them my DVC points so that they wouldn’t feel uncomfortable staying in a value with 4 of them.