I want to get an idea of what other families do when it comes to food & ediquette at family dinners/gatherings.
1.Do you all bring something along or does the person who is hosting it provide everything?
2. Do you help to cook, serve, clean up afterwards? Or do you expect to be waited on as a guest?
We just had our daughters birthday today and I'm exhausted. As usual my hubby's family came along, sat on their behinds, ate, drank and then left. Food was everywhere, toys all over the place, dishes pilled up.
Given that we're a large family now, when they come over they never offer to bring anything, which would lighten the load and make it much more enjoyable for me too. I always offer to make something to take along to there gatherings, but it's never returned unless I ask (which they hate) which makes me feel so uncomfortable doing.
In my family, it's a shared load. With every gathering we all happily contribute. To me it's just manners. They don't see it this way. I'm so sick of slaving for these rude, ungrateful slobs, who don't even teach their kids to say please and thank you.
So how does it work in your family?