Ok so CHRISTMAS this year will be at my house. My brother in law and his family have just told me because of all their sudden diettry requirements that he and his wife have, not his kids that all they think they should bring is salad. The problem is their two kids won’t just eat salad and I do all the work and cooking on Christmas day. I’m so frustrated as I know they will barely contribute to any of the food, none of the cooking and they let there kids trash the house. They just sit on their butts and do nothing. I’m getting more and more anxious expecting the worse but don’t know how to adress it all with them without an argument beginning. I’m in one mind to say maybe all the kids should eat and drink in the kitchen or outside at the tables and not on the carpet in my lounge room? As I’m in a rental I get really stressed about stains in carpet that’s not mine, even my toddler only eats in the kitchen or outside. Do you think this is reasonable? And how do you think I could approach the good suggestions with out offending anyone?
Thank you in advance
Posted anonymously, 9th December 2014