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    I am 15 and my brother is 13. It is my dad's birthday tomorrow and today my mum told me that she hasn't bought him anything so she suggested we go out for dinner. Sounds great. But here's the catch: my mum is expecting my younger brother and I to pay a third of the bill each.
    If I had invited my family out for dinner, I would happily pay for them - since I would be the one inviting them. However, I feel that it is unfair that my brother and I should pay because we aren't really getting a say, plus only one day's notice! I get £10 pocket money a month, with which I have to buy all my supplies and my brother doesn't get any.
    My mum and I don't exactly have the best of relationships, due to various family issues and things she does often upset me, so I just wondered - am I being unreasonable thinking she shouldn't be making us pay?
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    I think she is being unreasonable yes, I mean your little brother doesn't even get any pocket money so how on earth does she expect him to pay?

    All you can say is you don't have the money, you can't give her what you don't have.
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    No! You're 15 and 13! That's insane, why on Earth is she expecting you to pay, can she not pay?
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    (Original post by andreamercer)
    I am 15 and my brother is 13. It is my dad's birthday tomorrow and today my mum told me that she hasn't bought him anything so she suggested we go out for dinner. Sounds great. But here's the catch: my mum is expecting my younger brother and I to pay a third of the bill each.
    If I had invited my family out for dinner, I would happily pay for them - since I would be the one inviting them. However, I feel that it is unfair that my brother and I should pay because we aren't really getting a say, plus only one day's notice! I get £10 pocket money a month, with which I have to buy all my supplies and my brother doesn't get any.
    My mum and I don't exactly have the best of relationships, due to various family issues and things she does often upset me, so I just wondered - am I being unreasonable thinking she shouldn't be making us pay?
    Thank you!
    lol mate, you and you bro are 15 and 13, and your mum is expecting you to pay?

    Next time she brings it up, just be like this:

 
 
 
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