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    I love having people over and it's much easier atm as I have a one year old that needs sleep.

    I don't like drop ins.

    The only thing I don't like about having people over is the cleaning up of the toy room. Kids don't clean/put away the way I do... He he he

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    I don't like it.

    I'm not especially social anyway, and when people are here I feel like I HAVE to entertain them in some way... I HAVE to socialise and make sure all is going well for them. I just don't like doing that - I don't like people enough to want them in my home for extended periods of time.

    I like going to other people's homes... I can relax and socialise without feeling any pressure to occupy them, and I can also leave when I am over it... something that is harder to do when people are in your house (because how do you say, "Can you please go now? I'm growing tired of this..." lol).

    We rarely have visitors for this reason. I just hate it.

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    I like it, but it frustrates me that often DH will invite people over. They end up staying late, and he just says "Well, I'm going to bed now, I'm tired. I'll catch you later" and leaves it to me to entertain the people that HE invited over!

    Drives me nuts, especially when I'm usually just as tired as he is. I just wouldn't dump my guests on him like that.
    Bah, it's a minor thing really. And MOST of our friends don't hang around that late because they have kids themselves *chuckle*. I'm just a crotchety old lady.

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    Default Do you enjoy having visitors over? if not, why not?

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    I don't like it.

    I'm not especially social anyway, and when people are here I feel like I HAVE to entertain them in some way... I HAVE to socialise and make sure all is going well for them. I just don't like doing that - I don't like people enough to want them in my home for extended periods of time.

    I like going to other people's homes... I can relax and socialise without feeling any pressure to occupy them, and I can also leave when I am over it... something that is harder to do when people are in your house (because how do you say, "Can you please go now? I'm growing tired of this..." lol).

    We rarely have visitors for this reason. I just hate it.
    I promise I don't mean this in an antagonistic way, but isn't there an inherent contradiction in this?

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    Default Do you enjoy having visitors over? if not, why not?

    I like it depending on who it is. I live about 1 hour drive from my furthest and best friend so when we do catch up she will often stay down for a few days and help out with the kids and let DH and I have a sleep in.

    I hate having one particular friend over because her kids trash my house and take bites out of all my fruit and make me worry the whole time because she won't tell them off. I tell them off but she won't take my lead.

    But in general I'm a hermit, I don't like going places much and will Usually only have close friends over.

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    Default Do you enjoy having visitors over? if not, why not?

    I love it, even if it's just dad or my sister for a cup of coffee. Love a bit of adult conversation during the day!

    My friends who visit all have babies/toddlers themselves so they never overstay their welcome.

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    If my house was tidy, then yes ... but in its current state, I am embarrassed to have people see it, so limit visitors to outside only (until they need to use the toilet then I have to swallow my pride and allow them to see my shame).

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    Dislike. Mostly because I like to relax and do whatever I feel like at home.
    and DP sits in his jocks basically every minute he is home!

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    Love it! Unplanned visitors don't bother me either!

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    I don't mind either way really... depends on my mood... and the mood of the kids. I don't like drop ins either. My in laws can stay all day, - eg: arrive at 10am (unannounced) and sit til 5pm... or come at 1pm for lunch, and keep sitting till 11pm!!! we have even fallen asleep and they still kept on sitting there. LOL.


 
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