A simple question – do you love it or do you hate it when the in-laws call at the last minute and say they are coming for a visit? Oh and by visit I mean, they plan to come for the day but end up staying overnight.
Why am I asking? Well … it seems that my in-laws are coming for visits more and more frequently and because they’re older they get tired and don’t always (read almost never) feel up to driving the hour and a half home again come evening so they become weekend guests.
I guess if I had more notice I might not mind so much, but often they call only the day of or the evening before their visit. So if the house isn’t clean or if I’m not feeling all that well I don’t have much time to prepare.
I just found that my in-laws are coming for a visit tomorrow. They’re packing in a full day of shopping, visiting two other relatives and then getting together with my husband and I so unless they’re full of energy tomorrow I can almost guarantee that they’ll end up staying overnight. Oh and when they come for a visit it’s not just my mother in law and father in law, it’s my husbands aunt as well … so both of our spare bedrooms get used and they take over the house, the fridge (with their shopping items) and move our things around … things that we use daily or even hourly! Grrrr
I guess that if they didn’t totally take over my home and basically turn my life upside down I wouldn’t mind so much, but that’s just not the case!
Oh and my brother was just visiting from Vancouver for the last week. He only left yesterday … and even though he’s the best house guest anyone could ask for .. I’m certainly not looking forward to having more house guests again so soon! I’d rather immerse myself in a search for good rates on term life insurance or the best cat litter than have another house guest right now. LOL
So back to my question – do you love it or hate when the in-laws come for a visit – especially a very short notice or no notice visit? I suspect that after reading this you’ll be able to guess what my answer is!