just for a drink (not a party) do you insist that your teenagers
a) pop in and say Hi, then disappear again b) pop in, have a drink and then disappear c) join you all for the duration d) not show their faces at all - even if they are at home or e) your teenagers are out having a better social life than you so it doesn't arise as they are not at home when your guests are round.
a). Although my lovely friend came round today and DS1 (15) not only came down from his room but sat in the living room with us being all chatty and witty. I was all and was waiting for him to go back upstairs.
DS ended up going out with friends for a drink just before guests arrived but came back after a couple of hours and joined us to help relieve us of some of our alcohol. Has spent whole of today with us including joining in with singing carols when musician friends came around for a drink this am. He is still with us now which is most unusual. He is known as " the creature who lives upstairs"
We don't have friends visit but have had relatives today and they came out of their caves for the day. DS1 helped me with dinner while DS2 chatted and served drinks. We all played board games in the afternoon and now the visitors have gone the DC are back in their caves .
We had NDNs in this afternoon for drinks. We don't know them that well as they haven't lived there that long and are both out at work in the week. DS knew they were coming, but I had not told him tht he had to be there. I was amazed to find that he appeared as soon as they did, sat with us in the living room for the entire 2 1/2 hrs they were here, joined in the conversation and then retreated to his room as soon as they went. There was the draw of alcohol which may have secured his presence. He may turn out to be sociable yet!