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|Sun, 07-15-2007 - 9:30pm|
My kids were invited to spend and extended weekend away with new friends who have children the same age. We only know them through our children and have socialized with them exclusively 5 or 6 times, but we've seen at sporting events 50 times in the past year or so. My kids love them, we like the parents; they are new, but potentially good friends.
Our 2 boys went on a long weekend to their vacation home with them. (I didn't mention before that they are filthy rich) My boys have a great time and went to waterparks etc on the trip. We gave our oldest 9yo money to cover significant expenses, but he was too shy to offer and came back with all the money we gave him. We also told the father that Ds1 could cover any unusual expenses for the trip. But of course, he didn't ask.
So how do we recover? We won't really recipricate, because they've got 4 crazy kids and we'd never be able to handle the same type of logistics. Is a gift certificate at a really fine restaurant enough? What else should we do?
This would not be an issue with longterm friends, but it is with new friends. WWYD?