Hello friends, Need you opinion ASAP on how I can deal with this situation. My husband after several years of marriage and paying for our parents to visit us till now (his mother twice, and my mother 3 times), suddenly wants my mother to pay for her own flight tickets to come visit us in USA. When my mother visits in the kids holidays, we save several dollars in childcare costs. His reasoning is that as she is well off and can afford to travel frequently for leisure, she very well can pay for her travel to visit us too. His own parents are now old and incapable of visiting us anymore, and his logic is that they are not so well off and don't travel for leisure either, that's why we would continue to pay for their travel if they did come. By my principles I feel it wrong to ask my mother to buy for her own ticket, when she is retired, not earning, and using her precious savings to do some leisure travel (her only interest) at this age, whereas we earn so much more and can easily pay for her trips. I told him, the only way I would feel comfortable asking her to pay for her trip would be, if we also pay her for babysitting the children. To which he replies, then he will treat her as a babysitter, "you wait and see how I treat her". I am not sure how to handle this situation. Also, wanted to know from you all, whether girls pay for their parents flights when they visit them, or or parents pay for their own travel? Does the same rules apply in your home for the boys parents, or would it be different for them? Keenly looking forward to hear your opinion.