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14/11/2013 at 10:33
I'm meant to have friends visiting this afternoon. We were meant to have seen them at a wedding when B was two weeks old but cancelled as she was constantly crying and it was a two hour drive away.
They live in Sheffield but are going to a gig in Manchester tonight and as we are only about 25mins away they said they will call in to visit this afternoon as they've not met B yet.
thry are a couple who don't yet have kids and she is a serious neat freak . to the extent when you go to her house and have a biscuit with your tea she then pulls out a hand held vacuum to Hoover up any crumbs ! My house is a total tip as you would expect with having a toddler and newborn! I'm totally nackered and would rather spend today in my pjs than trying to tidy up.
Ive already delayed them coming until 4 pm by saying I had to take B to the health visitor, but I'd really rather they just didn't come at all today.
So what excuse can I give. I know I could be honest and say I'm nackered and don't want visitors but they don't have kids so won't really appreciate what it's like and I don't want them thinking I'm rude or just don't want to see them
14/11/2013 at 10:37
Can you call on the mobile, say you've got held up and will meet them at X cafe? Have a coffee there and dash off? Then you're in control of timescales and you don't need to do any crazy tidying :)
14/11/2013 at 10:41
Not really, i don't have the car and we live in a little village so anywhere I met them would be about two mind from my house anyway!
14/11/2013 at 10:50
Oh pants. You need a really good excuse then!
14/11/2013 at 10:55
Oh poor you JT :( what about sickness? That usually keeps people away!
14/11/2013 at 11:12
Yes I think I'm going to go with the sickness option.
14/11/2013 at 11:29
I was just going to suggest sickness, claim the toddler is vomiting everywhere - the neat freak will be sure to stay away!
14/11/2013 at 12:02
Yup sick child should keep them away x
14/11/2013 at 12:04
I was thinking about this while I was tidying and how I'm probably on the same spectrum as your friend (although no hand held Hoover here!) and my best friend's house is a complete riot (she has two boys at 5&7). It doesn't bother me in the slightest as it's her house, her family and her life. I'd rather be cuddling my godsons amongst the chaos than not at all. It's understandable that you wouldn't want visitors as it's early days yet but I genuinely don't think your friends will care about how the house looks given everything you have on your plate!
However toddler sickness will defo work as an excuse!!
14/11/2013 at 12:50
Toddler sickness is exactly what I've said!
She is lovely sweet pea and she would never say or act in anyway to make me feel bad about the state of my house, but I would be worrying about it.
She definitely has OCD about it as the lengths she goes to with her cleaning are crazy, so she obviously knows other people are not like her so I do feel bad as I know she wants to see the baby, but I'm absolutely nackered and am making the most of the rare occasion my mum is looking after W by going back to bed so am glad I've cancelled her visit.
14/11/2013 at 12:56
Sounds like that's exactly what you needed to do today! God bless your mum - enjoy your well deserved time in bed! Your friends can visit another time!
14/11/2013 at 20:27
Good work!! :)
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