when you have family gatherings, say with close family members like parents or inlaws, grandparents, aunts, etc, how long do they typically stay?
today i had my grandma over (for her own belated birthday party) my aunt, and my parents. it was nothing huge, just cake, apple fritters and coffee. i also laid out the devilled eggs leftover from yesterday. my grandma & aunt rode in together, arrived at 2 and left at 2:30ish. long enough to stay for a piece of cake, a few minutes of chit-chat, and leave. i was a little offended, but they do this to my mom too when she has family gatherings. (not to mention, at Thanksgiving, my aunt takes half the leftovers but neither of them offer to help my mom with the dishes, much less bring their own dirty dishes to the sink)
i get that when people are a guest in your home they don't have to lift a finger to helping clean up. however ive always felt eating and running is very rude. this party was for her and she bailed half an hour later, and the drive over here was just as long for her. this was planned a week in advance so i know her afternoon schedule was clear.
Answer by amberpaiz at 7:57 PM on Apr. 10, 2011
Answer by admckenzie at 7:57 PM on Apr. 10, 2011
Answer by elizabr at 7:57 PM on Apr. 10, 2011
Do not ask her over any more. She doesn't feel comfortable at your house or she would stay longer.
Answer by Glo402813 at 8:44 PM on Apr. 10, 2011