After revealing that she charges her family members for Christmas dinner, a woman sparked a heated debate. Caroline Duddridge, 63, of Cardiff, Wales, is hosting her family’s Christmas dinner for the sixth year in a row. The family gathering, on the other hand, comes at a cost not only for the grandmother but for everyone who wants to eat at her table. Caroline revealed that she wants to teach her children a “crucial lesson” in financial responsibility by making them pay for their Christmas dinners.
She went on to say that her sons are charged nearly $20 per head, whereas her daughters receive a small discount because they have more family responsibilities. Caroline also charges her grandchildren over the age of five around $7 per head, with the fee remaining at $3 per grandchild under the age of five. “In November, I log into my bank account to see who paid for their Christmas dinner. “You’re not coming if you don’t pay by the 1st of December,” she said in an interview with BBC 5 Live.
“The price I charge for dinner includes electricity. For me, it’s a no-brainer… it’s the only way to go.” Caroline includes her children in the planning of what foods and drinks will be served at the Christmas dinner because they must pay her before she cooks. In defending her decision, which she claimed was forced upon her after her expendable income was cut in half, the widow insisted that sharing Christmas dinner expenses is best for everyone involved.
“Obviously, there were a few moans and grumbles about ‘I’ve got a few children,’ but at the end of the day, that’s not really my problem, is it?” she continued. What are your thoughts on the subject? Please let us know in the comments, and please SHARE this post with your family and friends. Follow us on Facebook for the latest news and stories!