Buddy Pass And The In-Laws

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Registered: 04-21-2006
Buddy Pass And The In-Laws
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Wed, 06-04-2014 - 1:58pm

I work for an Airline and am lucky enough to have travel benefits for friends and family. I am considering giving a buddy pass to my in-laws because they are extremely helpful in helping me to raise my son. Whenever i need someone to watch him to go out of town, i can text my mother in law and she watches him and plays mom until i get back. They also take him every weekend for me (although he is supposed to be spending time with his dad but that's another story). She truely does WAYYY more for my son than his own father (her son) has ever done. So naturally i want to thank her by giving her travel priviledges so she can go on a vacation and enjoy herself. The only concern i have is that i am no longer with their son. We have been seperated now pending a divorce for nearly 5 yrs and i was wondering if that might be insulting to offer them passes and not him. He is a sorry excuse for a dad so as far as offering him buddy passes... Ain't happening. He can kick rocks. His parents pick up all of his slack. Anyway, what do you think?

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Registered: 11-28-1999
Wed, 06-04-2014 - 4:46pm

I think they would be happy to receive the passes and know you appreciate what they are doing for your son.  Too bad for your ex.

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Registered: 05-20-2009
Thu, 06-05-2014 - 11:11am

They obviously care more about you and your son than their son does!  Why would this even be a question in your mind?  Why would you even think of giving HIM one?  And why in the world does a divorce take 5 years?  I don't understand why you would even ask the question. 

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Registered: 06-24-2014
Tue, 06-24-2014 - 8:14am

This really is a wonderful idea and I suggest you to go for it. This will bond your in-laws with you and also with your son which will be helpful for you. Don't let other thoughts to overcome the idea.