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i dont want them to stay

so my sil and her 2 boys r going to stay with us for 2 days next, and i dont want them to. why? 1. there is no room. they will have to sleep on the floor in the living room. 2. i already take care of my niece and nephew who come at 630am m-f. 3. her boys r crazy. they dont listen, wild, fight and make a ton of mess. 4. they tend not to go to bed until very late and keep my kids up with them or wake them up.
so i am i just being mean by not wanting them to stay? they r gonna stay no matter what, cause there is no where else for them to stay. but i just wish we had a room they could be in, instead of the living room. ugh i am already starting to feel claustrophobic.

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Asked by teddybear2272 at 6:17 PM on Jul. 22, 2010 in Relationships

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  • It's your house, you set the rules regarding behavior and quiet hours. Let everyone know what's expected and maybe the visit will be more pleasant than you anticipate. Good Luck.

    Answer by aliceinalgonac at 6:19 PM on Jul. 22, 2010

  • It's just 2 days. Take a deep breath, make an excuse to go out, WITHOUT them. Take the kids somewhere, make yourself scarce. If all else fails, tell her as tactfully as she can take care of her children because they are disrupting your household.

    Answer by ObbyDobbie at 6:21 PM on Jul. 22, 2010

  • Your house, your rules. It sounds like you are worried that she is going to disrupt your routine. So lay out the house rules for her and her kids. She controls her kids, everyone goes to bed at the same time, no fighting, no messes or they can sleep at your front door. Stay firm and don't back down. Keep your cool and stay in control. Good luck.

    Answer by isabellalecour at 8:16 AM on Jul. 23, 2010

  • Is there any way you could give you SIL and her boys your bedroom for the two days? Then their chaos would be contained and you and your children can keep your schedule. You may have a little inconvenience, but it's only two days. GL

    Answer by Austinsmom35 at 12:19 AM on Jul. 24, 2010

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