They say that Fish and Family both stink after three days, well sometimes this is not always true, for family anyway, fish that is another story as they sometimes stink right away, and sad to say this can be true for family at times too.
We all have had family drop in unannounced at one time or another and just seem to get on every last nerve you have, you really don’t have room for them to stay at your place, and they can’t afford to stay in a motel so being the good host you make arrangements for them, you bunk the kids together moving them all into one room and wish you had just said no, not to having kids but to moving them into one room, you know this is just the tip of the iceberg, because someone is going to have a problem and in the end it will all be your fault.
Family is having such a good time at your place the time for them to go home comes right away, but they decide to stay for a few more days, this turns into a full blown vacation trip at your expense because they all of a sudden have no money, especially when it comes to buying little things like food, heck it is your house and they are only visiting so why should they buy groceries, you all of a sudden run out of beer before you ever got to the first one, but they can find it in their heart to remind you to restock but it would be nice if you bought another brand than the one you usually buy, trying to keep the peace you hold your tongue hoping the week will come to an end and the time for them to leave will arrive, you know this is still your fault..Right?
I have been a little out of pocket so to say this last week with family, and have missed visiting a lot of you fine folks, I hope to drop in and catch up with you all in the next few days and I do plan to fill you in on our little adventures with the kids, I hope to not overstay my welcome and whatever brand of beer you buy is just fine with me since you bought it, I am sure proud to have had you all drop in at our place in my absence and feel blessed that you didn’t give up on me for reaching back into the archives in lieu of actually posting something new a couple of times.
I am sad to report that the kids’ visit came and went way too fast, we were actually sad to see them leave, they made it home just fine and I am proud to say there is no fishy smell of a visit gone bad left behind. We did offer to keep Benjamin, but as good parents Tim and Elisa respectfully declined our offer.