How clean?

(58 Posts)
nervouslurker Sun 18-May-14 22:17:17

So, home visit this week- I'm right at the start. I've seen people joking on here about biscuits etc. So, a) chocolate hob nobs? Everyone loves those, right? Or should it be home made victoria sponge? And b) how clean does the house need to be? I'm assuming the fact that the homework table will have homework piled on it, etc is okay? Will the SW want a tour of the house at this stage? I use a floordrobe, do I need to madly sort this?

Sorry if this is annoying, and you have hundreds of threads on this- could you point me in their direction? Thanks.

nervouslurker Tue 20-May-14 21:09:10

The floordrobe is no more. I am definitely just aiming for it not to be 'Have you been burgled?!'

I bought special soap (ours is fine, but it's solid, and got that used, cracked look) for the bathroom.

I'm not even conservative enough to be a member of Accepting Evangelicals, Italian!

I will place the fruit bowl somewhere prominent! And bake a cake. You were all right, I feel much better knowing that everything's fine.

Kewcumber Tue 20-May-14 21:16:40

And avoid references to exorcising the demons out of the child and you'll probably be fine...

nervouslurker Thu 22-May-14 18:11:46

She sat in the sitting room the whole fecking time. Didn't even see the kitchen!

FamiliesShareGerms Thu 22-May-14 20:12:09

Didn't you feel like forcing her to look at the lovely clean kitchen?!

How did it go otherwise? Any biscuits consumed?

nervouslurker Thu 22-May-14 20:41:42

Not a biscuit. And the tea was only half drunk... She was very thin, I am not (normal BMI, but not thin). I would eat all the biscuits if I did her job! wink

But... it has begun!

64x32x24 Thu 22-May-14 21:36:30

It's like a rite of passage, the cleaning and panicking before that first visit smile Well done for coming through the other end!

Maryz Thu 22-May-14 23:02:50

Our social worker never made it upstairs until after ds arrived.

Did you like her (or at least not dislike her)? That's usually a good start.

lovehopejoy Fri 23-May-14 13:45:20

Well done nervous lurker...initial visit done! Apart from the tea and biscuits issue how did it go? We're officially 1 month into the 6 month process as of today! We too are Christians and I don't think we 'hid' anything...there are a few bibles / verses around but nothing 'in your face' so to speak. Hope all goes well. Exciting and scary all once!

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