I am having an issue with my dad atm. I have asked him to call before he comes over, only 5 minutes just so I can do a quick run around and tidy. I ask this of everyone. I don't like being caught unawares. I actually really hate it when people 'drop in', I find they usually do this when DS has just gone down and I'm getting my time out to do some things.
Anyway - he doesn't understand at all - he feels that he should be an exception as he is family and therefore it shouldn't bother me.
FWIW he rarely does this but he did it twice in 2 weeks at around 5pm which is a crap time to drop by people with kids - again he doesn't get this and has been offended in my telling him this.
What do others think? Do you have a problem with drop ins? Are family excluded from the 'no drops ins' rule?
Most importantly how do I get him to understand because he really, truly believes he should be exempt. I have explained to him that this is possibly a generational thing and due to mobile phones there is no reason for anyone to pull the 'I was just in the neighbourhood line...'