+ Reply to Thread
Page 10 of 10 FirstFirst ... 8910
Results 91 to 92 of 92
  1. #91
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts
    Quote Originally Posted by VicPark View Post
    I still don't get this. I mean I totally get that you don't want to be in people's hair when they are frazzled ... And that's great...but IMO there's no excuse for slinking off and doing absolutely nothing while your hosts are running around like busy bees.

    You can ask what they would like you to do. If they say nothing, then you back off and give them space. If they say "chop the carrots" you can ask "would you like me to chop them long or round." There is no reason why an offer of help needs to be a problem for the hosts....?... In my circle at least the greatest risk of causing offence would come from not offering to help at all.
    Yes there are multitude of reasons why I'd 'slink' off including the fact I myself don't like people interfering if I'm doing something. By all means do stuff whilst I'm not home/away/out. Also I'm far far quicker at multitasking the kids and housework if no one is interfering. I don't wish to waste time explaining how I want something done when I can do it myself quicker.

    Tho if I was staying in someone's house they would come home to dinner cooked and dishes washed up. But I would never ever interfere unasked in the hosts evening routine.

    As mentioned before we are different people. What you think is rude I find safe and what I think is rude you find ok. If I need/want help I just ask for it. I always have family and friend over so I'm used to chaos. I'm just trying to explain that if you earn your folks to help then just ask them or give them a job specifically to do.

  2. #92
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts
    Quote Originally Posted by Redcorset View Post
    Wow you have fabulous family/in laws/friends! Sounds wonderful
    Yes. All unasked, other than my dad that I have to bribe with biscuits to mind the kids.

  3. The Following User Says Thank You to Rose&Aurelia&Hannah For This Useful Post:

    Redcorset  (09-11-2014)


Similar Threads

  1. When is am appropriate cut off for overnight guests before and after baby is born?
    By hangingupsidedown in forum Pregnancy & Birth General Chat
    Replies: 19
    Last Post: 18-05-2014, 20:21
  2. Transport for wedding guests
    By MrsMummaButterfly in forum Weddings
    Replies: 23
    Last Post: 27-03-2014, 19:58
  3. Helping kids with grief
    By mim1 in forum General Parenting Tips, Advice & Chat
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 28-12-2013, 21:11

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
Free weekly newsletters | Sign up now!
who are these people who write great posts? meet our hubbub authors!
Learn how you can contribute to the hubbub!

learn how you can become a reviewer!


forum - chatting now
sales & new stuffsee all
All For Kids Market
With just a few sleeps til Christmas, the All for Kids Market is a great opportunity to find unique gifts-or hire a stall and sell some of your outgrown items to raise cash for the festive season! Indoors. Plenty of parking! Kids activities
Saturday 12th November 2016
featured supporter
GymbaROO offers activities for babies & toddlers in a fun learning centre, focussing on developmental education. Classes are available Australia-wide. Enrol today & help your child to reach their full potential. Visit the website to find out more.

Pregnant for the first-time?

Not sure where to start? We can help!

Our Insider Programs for pregnancy first-timers will lead you step-by-step through the 14 Pregnancy Must Dos!