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How would you cope with spending 3 weeks with your parents?

(23 Posts)
brimfull Thu 06-Aug-09 21:20:31

I am struggling and it's only day 4 !

I used to find them easier to live with but as we all get older it gets harder.

Help me with thinking positive before I kill them or myself.

EccentricaGallumbits Thu 06-Aug-09 21:21:30

the only way is to stay vaguelly pissed the whle time. not legless but slightly fuzzy.

bigchris Thu 06-Aug-09 21:22:23

i wouldnt cope well and neither would they!

brimfull Thu 06-Aug-09 21:24:11

I am on my 3rd glass

am getting looks from mother and tutting about the £££ we spend on wine even though they will never refuse a glass

bigchris Thu 06-Aug-09 21:24:14

and go out all the time
get them to babysit so you can go out
plan loads of stuff to do with them
dilute with other people
make sure they help with cooking etc if its at your house

GrapefruitMoon Thu 06-Aug-09 21:24:36

I am fine in their house (but am always out and about visiting friends and other relatives) - a different story when they come to me - about 3 days max before I say something I regret...

brimfull Thu 06-Aug-09 21:26:10

my bottom lip is painful from the amount of biting

we are in glasgow for a week as it's their old haunt then we have 2 weeks in our house down south

GeorgeTheSlitheen Thu 06-Aug-09 21:27:19

It'd be fine, my parents are awesome

bumpybecky Thu 06-Aug-09 21:28:19

I think I'd have killed mine by day 4.....

LynetteScavo Thu 06-Aug-09 21:29:18

I would need ot consume a large amount of alcohol.

Mintyy Thu 06-Aug-09 21:30:54

I would not and could not do it and would never contemplate it. I can manage a day or two quite nicely otoh.

HumphreyCobbler Thu 06-Aug-09 21:31:16

I would be insane by day three tbh.

My mother would be driven mad by me too though.

HeadFairy Thu 06-Aug-09 21:31:42

I'm moving back in with my folks in three weeks for an indefinite period (hopefully not more than four weeks) til our new house is ready. Luckily dh and ds will be with me for support. I'm actually quite looking forward to it as my mum has promised I'll never have to cook anything, do any supermarket shopping or my own washing. Such a different story to 20 years ago <sigh>

brimfull Thu 06-Aug-09 21:34:06

my mother does none of the cooking as she is an awful cook and dh loves cooking

I wish they could drive over here like they used to ,at least they could get out of my hair .

TrinityRhinoIsInDetention Thu 06-Aug-09 21:36:31

I would love it
I would get help with the cooking a nd cleaning

I would laugh deeply with them

I would get more rest

my kids would lap up the attention

they teach them things I dont find time for

their patience knows no bounds

they make me feel like I'm a good mum

they listen to me

dh and them get on very well, we have a drink, we play board games

its fun

w only get a couple of weeks a year

Extended Thu 06-Aug-09 21:37:54

When I got married (in mid-20's) neither husband nor I had a living parent (illness plus accident). We would have quite liked to have your problem. sad

HeadFairy Thu 06-Aug-09 21:38:01

Actually, thinking about it, it's their house I'm looking forward to ds loves their giant garden which is totally enclosed so I can just leave him to it, and their house is just so nice and comfy... compared to my titchy flat.

brimfull Thu 06-Aug-09 21:38:40

god trinity you make me feel guilty

I only see them once a yr

I used to feel like that about 5 yrs ago but for some reason it has become much harder to spend time with them.

Must be age.

TrinityRhinoIsInDetention Thu 06-Aug-09 21:40:10

Oh no ggirl
I'm so sorry
I didn't mean to do that
I got carried away
I'm sorry

harleyd Thu 06-Aug-09 21:40:25

i would cheerfully move back in with my dad

i think thats the reason he wont get me a key cut

brimfull Thu 06-Aug-09 21:40:28

oh extended I am sorry to sound so ungrateful

so sorry

MiniMarmite Thu 06-Aug-09 21:49:28


3 weeks with anyone you're not used to spending so much time with can be hard so don't be too hard on yourself.

My parents agree that too much time together can be difficult so we have an unwritten rule that we're upfront about it when we need personal space. Still doesn't prevent the ocassional strop grin

CMOTdibbler Thu 06-Aug-09 21:54:19

One night with mine is enough - I love them dearly, but my mum has early dementia so is a bit difficult. And their house is very very toddler unfriendly

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