June 30, 2010

Mi Casa, Su Casa

I have family coming to stay with me. This is not a problem We love seeing family.

However.

When I found out they were coming, I may have started hyperventilating.

Because I looked around and saw my house through a someone else's eyes.

Here's the thing: It's one thing to have friends or family over for dinner or games or a play date. But when they are staying with you, well, my house is their house.

They are going to open the fridge. They are going to take a shower.  It's even possible that they will see the inside of my closet.  These are all things very, very low on my cleaning priority list.

Let's all hope they walk around without their contacts. . .

14 comments:

just call me jo said...

I always worry myself sick when people stay here. It's really not the house they care about. It's you, but I know it's hard. I'm sure they love you mess and all.

Kristina P. said...

Good luck!

Sher said...

Having been a guest at family's house before, I must say, I bet that unless they are major OCD freaks, they probably won't even notice the mess. They're probably just grateful that you're willing to take them in.

That Girl said...

I promise promise promise that they won't even care. I also promise that you will ignore my advice. And I especially promise that the house will look much worse when they're gone.

But the best promise is that you're going to have FUN!

Pam said...

I am like you when it comes to having guests.

rad6 said...

so how long are they staying??

Lourie said...

Hey at least you have those things ON your list! hahaha. Relax and remember this: They are there to see you, not the house.

Charlotte said...

I feel the same way when people are coming to stay, but at least it gets my house really clean! Cupboards and closets included.

elizabeth @ twelvecrafts said...

Right there with ya. Right now I'm avoiding the quick clean before my in-laws get here. ;) Thanks for stopping by twelve crafts and commenting because now I have a new blog to follow that will make me laugh.

Holly said...

I go into PANIC MODE! I start seeing things o the walls, windows... things beyond aALL the OBVIOUS stuff that is EVERYWHERE... and I FREAK!! I just KNOW they are coming to do a white glove inspection to judge ME instead of VISIT! *sigh* Yes... I KNOW I have a WHACKED brain... Meds help... LOL!! Then I just DON'T CARE!! HAH!! JK!! I DO!! But it's NEVER good ENOUGH when I look through what I FEAR will be their eyes...

Hope all goes well and that you don't get MY kind of anxiety. LOL!! (((HUGS)))

Holly said...

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wendy said...

I know the feeling.
HOWEVER, I keep having to remind myself when I go to visit or stay with someone, I AM NOT CHECKING THINGS OUT OR RUNNING A WHITE GLOVE OVER THE FURNITURE,
I am there to enjoy time with people I care about and want to have fun with
GO WITH THAT

Mark Ward said...

Thanks for letting us stay. The only thing I found interesting was the list of family and friends phone numbers inside your bathroom conveniently placed so you can only read it when showering or using the toilet (if you're a man). Do you have a waterproof phone?

Omgirl said...

Oh, dude. I know what you mean. We are considering moving lately and seeing your house through the eyes of a potential buyer is even more terrifying. "Why is every single window sill in this house coated in peeling paint???" 'Why haven't we ever painted the stairs to the basement?" I am overcome by questions like this all of the sudden that have never occured to me in the 8 years we have lived here.

I am sorry for your upcoming cleaning adventure!

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