Hey I posted this on my BMB but am really curious to get a wide range of responses:
I'm wondering how you all work with family visiting and staying in your
home. So tell me-
1) What kind of accommodations are you able to provide? (like rooms/beds)
Food. Do you provide breakfasts? Lunches? Dinners? How do you work that
out? What do you provide for people? Do they help themselves to your
pantry and fridge? If they do that, do you mind or is it just part of
being a host? Do your guests grocery shop for themselves? How do you
communicate about that without it being awkward?
3) Activities - do
you have things planned? Do your guests generally rent a car? If not, do
you let them drive yours? What do you generally do when you are hanging
out at home?
4) Cleaning - do your guests clean up after themselves? If not, do you mind that or is it just part of hosting?
5) How often do you generally have family staying with you (# visits per year, average # of days per visit)
6) If someone has shown themselves to be "bad" guests - how do you
adjust for that in the future? Do you ask them to stay elsewhere? Have a
conversation about expectations? Suck it up because, well, it's family
and it's just how it goes sometimes?
Mother of an April '15 baby
Due December 16