I mentioned in another post that brother in law and family are moving. Niece is ok with the move but really wants to finish the semester here before moving. (She's almost 14 and in middle school) I spoke briefly with brother in law last night and as they are considering letting easy child do this, offered to let her stay with us for that time. We don't have an extra official bedroom but do have space and we would be able to section it off for her. This isn't a problem. husband and I were talking about it though and the only thing we would be concerned about is the cost of an extra mouth to feed and the related expenses. Not so much the utilities but lunch money, school fees, stuff like that. If I was working right now, it wouldn't be a problem but since I'm not....it's a concern. And, besides us, there is only one other family member niece could stay with. I'm not sure if brother in law/sister in law are considering asking friends or not. My question is...aside from lunch money that brother in law/sister in law would be paying anyway, what do you think would be a reasonable amount of "support" to ask for? Obviously if something came up unexpected or suddenly, I would offer up the $$ if I had it but would also expect to be reimbursed depending on what it was. I'm not going to argue over the cost of a candy bar or a value meal at McD's but if niece rips her jeans or her shoes disentigrate, I would expect her folks to cover that. What do you think?