12:56 pm December 6, 2011, by Theresa Walsh Giarrusso
Where is Theresa and why is there no post?
I am running around the house like a crazy person trying to prepare for out-of-town relatives. We did a big pick up on Sunday, including an epic charge led by Michael on the playroom. He did an awesome job making the children clean! I got all the groceries last night – I swear it took four hours to buy and put away! And now I have to clean! So I am doing bathrooms and sheets in the “guest room” (Rose’s room!) first and then cleaning the kitchen and floors! I just cleaned out the minivan for the airport pick up and swept the garage.
How do you get your house ready for company — are there things you at first, things you save until the end? Do you have a dedicated guest room or do the kids get thrown out of their rooms? (Poor Rose always gets booted. Walsh has bunk beds and Lilina has an antique toddler bed so Rose’s full bed is the best choice.)
What is your favorite part of hosting? (My favorite part is cooking for company and making special meals and treats.) How long are relatives welcome? (You know Benjamin Franklin’s old saying about fish and guests stink after three days.)
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