My mentally in JW wife is trying to organize a "princess party" for my 4 year old daughter and her little cousins and friends. She was looking at prices of a tent for the backyard party in case it rains. She asked the hardware store how much and they said 90 dollars for the day. She called her elder dad and asked him about using theirs. He said that he will only charge 50 dollars. WTF?? He would not need to set it up, only let her use it. It is currently collecting dust in his garage, yet he wants to charge for it?! Unfortunately this is nothing new for my inlaws. For our wedding anniversary the year before last, we were looking for someone to watch our then 3 year old so we could have a nice day as a couple, but they flat out refused because they "had service". We ended up taking her along. After that incident I knew who they really were. Now they expect their kids to throw them an anniversary party? Crazy.
I told my wife to just pay the hardware store for the rental just out of principle. I should mention that they are not hard up for money since her mom works for the school system, he is a retired prison guard on a state pension, and does side work as a DJ and has rental properties. Also no mortgage payment and only 1 car payment.
My wife and her sister have a daycare and they rent the space from their dad. Just last week, he said he is raising the rent 100$
Just 2 weeks ago he charged my sister in law and her husband 300$ to DJ at her anniversary party. They are so money hungey and stingy it isnt funny. Anytime we see if they ca watch their grandkids they say, we cant we have field service. So cold.
The silver lining is that maybe my wife will have to see that I am all she has, and when I stop going to the KH, she is more likely to stick around and be civil with me because she sees the lack of love at the KH and among most JWs, even her own parents.