It was quite tacky that they didn't give him a few bucks. FTR, I wouldn't give a kid $30, family or not. LOL!

But I'm more surprised that your SO didn't give him any money. That would make me more upset, actually. He was the one who brought him so he should be the one to pay him.

I don't like when steps get treated differently. I have a step-niece and step-nephews and I treat them the same as I treat all the kids in my family. If I buy for one child, I buy for all. I don't even show favoritism for my own children when other children are present. They get treated like everyone else.

But I don't know if this is a step issue... Do they normally treat him like that?