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    Depends how frequent the visits are. If a family or friend comes over for a short visit maybe once a month or so then I wouldn't expect much from them. However someone who comes once a week for a few hours I would think its polite of them to help out. I don't wait for them to offer, I'm quite happy to ask them to carry dishes to sink, help feed, bathe or dress ds.

    If an overnight guest left towels on the floor, didn't make the bed or left dishes on the table id be annoyed. It's rude to come into someone else's house and not tidy up after yourself.

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    My solution: I don't have guests. Conveniently we do not have a guest bedroom.

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    It sounds like the sort of houseguest my dad would be (not that I'd ever invite him), or any number of my friends' dads from that generation. I'm going to guess he's behaving just like he does at home?

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    I think it depends on the amount of time staying and also amount of time spent in your home.

    Eg: one x night visit, don't expect much. I'm happy to cook and clean, will also try to get some time off work and do an activity together during the day... But. More than 2x nights plus people just hanging around the house all day not doing much else, would expect them to 'integrate' more into our lives which includes kid duty, cooking, tidying occasionally, generally helping out.

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    VP's are they there as your guests or there to help give you a break? My feelings would depend on that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CMF View Post
    You and your hubby have 2 kids, one each, if you can't get them all done and dinner before 830....
    Didn't get home until 6...
    Bub/toddler/hubby Showers
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    Unpack shopping
    Clean up baby spew on lounge
    Cook toddler dinner as forgot it wasn't pre-prepared like it usually is
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    8:00-8:30 cook dinner for adults

    Yeah room for improvement I know. But to have a reasonably familiar house guest sit on their **** while all this goes on ... wait for dinner to be served... then leave their plate/empty beer bottle on the table... I'm calling that lazy and inconsiderate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by harvs View Post
    VP's are they there as your guests or there to help give you a break? My feelings would depend on that.
    Staying because they have specific appointments in the town where I live.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HopefulK View Post
    I think it depends on the amount of time staying and also amount of time spent in your home.

    Eg: one x night visit, don't expect much. I'm happy to cook and clean, will also try to get some time off work and do an activity together during the day... But. More than 2x nights plus people just hanging around the house all day not doing much else, would expect them to 'integrate' more into our lives which includes kid duty, cooking, tidying occasionally, generally helping out.
    4 night visit here...

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    I'm going to guess he's behaving just like he does at home?
    You picked that one like a runny nose!

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    Quote Originally Posted by VicPark View Post
    Staying because they have specific appointments in the town where I live.
    So they kinda sorta invited themselves?

    In that case, as family, I would expect as a minimum that they don't create more work for you. So that means cleaning up after themselves etc. offering to cook a meal one night.


 

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