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Christmas-tis the season to ruin someone's home?
OK, we all love parties, right? We love having people over, serving delicious food, and we love being able to relax with our guests and catch up on each other's lives. Unless........?
Here's mine. We had people from my husband's department over on New Year's Day. One couple brought their 5 1/2 yr old hellion twin boys. The boys took the paper and foam plates, broke them into pieces and threw them on the floor. They took the serving spoons and smashed the foods. They emptied dried floral/seed pod decorations out of their containers onto the table tops. They ran for HOURS across the kitchen floor and then jumped down three stairs into the living room-leaving shoe marks all over the floors (which we had specially polished for the party). Their mother gave them zip lock sandwich bags with a few pieces of ice in them (after one boy pinched his finger while banging open and shut the ice chest) which the boys then bit into and then dribbled the water all over the floors. They then cried that they had no more ice so mom made them each a bigger bag of ice which they carried around until it was all melted then one boy threw the bag of water at the guests' feet and it broke open and there was a full cup of water on their feet, our hardwood floor and the sofa. Mom and Dad did nothing-the guests cleaned up the water. This was about 3 hours into the party.
At this point I moved near the boys and began giving them positive instructions (they took all the pillows off the sofas and began throwing them-I asked them to move the pillows slowly. They pulled a table topper off the coffee table and threw it on the floor so I asked them to put it back on the coffee table).
At this point Mom stated they were tired and need to go home.