Help! I Have Houseguests and I Can’t Run Away!

We’ve been entertaining since before Christmas. We’re on our second set of houseguests.

The first set was helpful. They loaded the dishwasher and hand washed dishes after I cooked. 

The second set? Let’s just say we have a different set of cleaning standards. And they’re the ones who are staying the longest.

There are  now seven children in our home.

I want my house back!

I love my family. I really, really do. But the chaos. I just want it to end.

But it was only a dream…………..sigh.

Only 2 more days.

(Happy New Year. I would add an exclamation mark but I don’t want to be too loud. I’m sending you this while hiding in my closet, said in a whisper so nobody finds me. I can still hear them all outside my door. I wonder how long it will take them to find me. Please send peace, quiet and chocolate.)


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18 responses to “Help! I Have Houseguests and I Can’t Run Away!

  1. Forget chocolate! I’m sending maid service and the everclear drinking fountain!! SEVEN children? Nightmare!

  2. 7 kids?
    You know, my mother would say there’s a special place for you reserved in Heaven…
    I love when house guests help; they can stay forever. But the kind that let you continually wait on them, as they sit and watch you…(oh, wait; that’s my mother)
    Hang in there Jane!

  3. suzicate

    I feel your pain! Been there before but fortunately, I have no currrent company. Here’s to you, chocolate, and a well deserved glass of vino!

  4. I understand. When my mother comes into town, it is heaven. She cleans, cooks, and takes the kiddies while I relax. I love it!

    When other family comes into town, not the same story. Constant entertaining and sacrificing sleep. Elaborate dinners and mountains of dishes. (Did I mention we do not have a dishwasher?!!?) It can get rough.

    How about a ticket to paradise? You can go and stay there the week your family comes into town. It is complete with maid service!

    Hang in there!

  5. May we never be the Houseguests from Hell. I hope the Everclear fountain comes via overnight delivery.

  6. What is the saying by Mark Twain? “Fish and houseguests start to smell after three days.”

    Sounds like things are kinda stinky at your place. Not only chocolate–and lots of it–but a nice, hot soak with some nice smelling bubbles should also be in the cards. After going through this, you deserve it, girl!

  7. ck

    You are a saint. I’d pass out from anxiety, especially with the cold weather.

  8. How does that old joke go? Let’s see…I think it’s something like this:

    What do fish and house guests have in common?

    Both begin to stink after three days.

    Good luck and happy new year!

  9. I sympathize. I’m reminded of my friend who, when I was trying to figure out how much space I needed to devote to guest quarters, said ‘don’t worry about it. Guests should know that they’re not really supposed to be there’. However, I’d still rather have a houseguest than be one.

  10. angelcel

    Seven children would drive me nuts within the hour – I sympathise, I really do!

    Love your retro graphics, ‘specially ‘It’s been lovely but I have to scream now’! 🙂

  11. Oh Lord. You are a saint. I can’t believe you haven’t moved into a hotel.
    I have the “Make yourself at home! Clean my kitchen” as a magnet on my fridge.

  12. Oh Dear Heavens! Did you survive?
    Well, of course you did! But phew! That’s a lot of people for a lot of days and I’m sure you are happy to be able to PUT YOUR FEET UP after all is said and done.

    Happy New Year.

  13. You brave brave person!! I do a great deal of hiding in the bathroom when we have guests. They must think I have stomach issues. 😀 I do, I can’t stomach them in my house, invading my space. Only problem is, I include my partner and kids in this too!

  14. It’s times like this you wish your house had an outbreak of golden staph 🙂 . Hope 2010 sees you guestless for a few months! Happy friggin New Year!

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