Ok OK totally totally BU re telling other people what to do in their own homes.
But I just wish, just a teeny bit and it is just a wish, that people wouldnt OR would at least let their kids know it isnt usual at other houses.
I seem to have had a run of 6/7 year old boys (visitors) who jump all over my furniture, throw stuff around the house and slide down bannisters, throw things down from upstairs etc.
I do politely ask them not to and tell them its my house and our rules are different ...usually after the "we can in our house" line...but always end up looking like a cow because of it. Its bad enough having to ask them to remove their shoes when coming in from the garden to go upstairs where the white/cream carpet is. Its not something I like to do but loads of boys running in from the dirt to the bedroom wrecks the carpet.
We have a kid friendly home and I welcome ds' friends but I really wish people would either have the same rules i their homes as me (yeah, i know but its a pipe dream) or at least tell their kids its not the norm in every household. I hate sounding like a cow to my ds' friends but seriously dont want them to jump all over my couch and kick the wlls with their feet etc
(and before anyone else suggests the kids are just chancing it and they dont at home, Ive visited and they do)