Hi everyone--just returned from sunny-warm NC coast in Wilmington.
Am not going to try to get caught up because I have to leave in am to go to Albany for a conference--but i do have a question for y'all (the southern influence)--
My husband and I have had some fights over this one. He thinks I am inflexible and I think he is rude. Here is the dilemma:
My husband believes in just "dropping in" to anyone's house if you are in the area. He does not call first and his family will stop at our house uninvited and unexpected. He says this is being sociable and that I should always be prepared to have anyone over at any time.
I say I DON"T THINK SO!!!! I was brought up in a family that always made plans to visit friends and relatives. I feel so uncomfortable just "dropping in" on someone without an invite. I also have 2 very small boys and I like my house fairly clean if company is coming (or at least so you can walk to the kitchen without tripping over a power ranger)
I just wondered if this is an issue with others out there. Am I antisocial because I don't want to stop by anytime????
I will be back on Friday. Everyone have a good week--watch out I may drop in unannounced on you!:kiss :kiss
Apr 23, '02
My house is just that: MY HOME. If I want to wander around in ragged clothes, reading the paper and generally being a slob, then I should be free to do exactly that in my home. Generally, social drop-ins are an unwelcome intrusion. I want my house to be my home. Its unreasonable to try to keep a house "ready for company" at all times. I work long hours at the hospital, my wife, who is also an RN, does the same, and we have a 20 year old daughter and a 2 year old daughter who also live with us. I dread the thought of people seeing my house the way it often is :uhoh21: . Tell your husband he is wrong (you women are pretty good at that, anyway :chuckle ). And you can tell him another man said so.
Last edit by kmchugh on Apr 23, '02