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Dear John, thank you for visiting we hope you come back

22 Dec

My sister’s boyfriend of six months is coming to SC for the first time to meet the entire family and live with 9 of us for 7 days.  I’m not sure if he is a good sport or deranged.  I’m hoping for the former.

My brother and sister-in-law have six children (1 month old to 12 years) and live about twenty minutes from my parents’ house, but when we are in town, they always make an effort to be around most of the time – so there will be 18 people in a 2500 square foot house for five days.

Maybe it is my sister who is deranged, inviting him into such a situation!

My husband will take him under his wing and show him the ropes.  His advice will be, “Volunteer to go to the store whenever the need arises, lay low, smile and drink some good wine and/ or beer.  And be careful not to eat too many cookies.”

I think my husband is the most excited about John’s visit.  He will milk the situation as much as possible.  I can hear it now, “I’ll take John to see the cute downtown.  I want to show John the wine store. And so on…”  Honey I hate to tell you, but that is what a girlfriend is for.