Family/kids/party - HELP!!!!
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|Wed, 04-30-2003 - 11:13am|
A couple of the parents have made some suggestions for me, which have angered me and I needed some advice on what I should do - follow their suggestions or not?
Here they are:
1. Lock any and all bedroom doors so their kids can't get in.
2. Weather permitting, lock all doors into the house so their kids can't get in unattended.
3. Barricade off my living room using giant planks of wood with large concrete blocks in front - so their kids cannot possibly get in. (Of note, I just remodeled this room and spent over $2000.00 on new furniture and carpeting).
4. Put any and all breakable items up high so nothing gets broken.
Okay, now if any of you feel the way I do, YOU ARE FUMING NOW TOO!! I think the deal is, the parents who have given me this "advice" want to come to the party and relax, not chase their kids and, if I go the extra mile and secure everything, they will be able to do this.
However, from past experience, if I DON'T take their "advice" I will end up with ruined property (has happened before!!). I'm stuck between a rock and a hard place here. If I do take their "advice", it will take me alot of time to get this stuff done, along with getting my daughter ready, the cooking and the cleaning for this party - this just adds more work. But, if I don't do what they tell me to, I'll end up with disasters.
OMG - WHAT TO DO!! Any advice anyone???????
P.S. I have to invite these families as some of them are close family members.