Anyway, my ds is involved with a program called Destination Imagination. His team has done well going from regionals to states and now next week to globals. It is a WONDERFUL opportunity, they are matched with a team from Singapore and will learn a lot. In Knoxville TN. Far away, long drive, and $$$. Just got the bill $1200 per family. While I anticipated some/most of it, it is different to see it on paper. So far this has cost us almost nothing other than lots of time.
I want to ask shithead to contribute. I am pissed that he hasn't offered and I have to "beg" for money. I am in the hole each month. He went to Jamaica last month. He has the money. I do not.
Can anyone give me suggestions for a nice email? I have every intention on showing judge next month if he refuses.
Against me, I did sign my ds up for this without his "consent". I paid the initial application fee without any compliant.
In the case of your situation, I would just layout the facts of the event, cost, when, where, etc. Ask nicely if he will agree that he should attend. If he says yes then you have him locked in for half. If he says no, ask him why he would want to prevent his son from having this once in a lifetime experience?
I know I should have confirmed with him in the past, but honestly I think he was the one that "confirmed" that Ben was going to globals when they won that night at states. And at one point he even offered to go himself. Looking back I would be very clear. And really I didn't know how costly this would be when I signed ds up. I missed that first meeting because SO father had died the night before and I had been up for 48hours straight administering meds/morphine.
Sigh. Turning off cable, phone, and alarm system Monday.