Friday, November 24, 2006

Late night Thanksgiving dilemna

Kathy T. a super nice mom and a remarkable writer of Where's The Mute Button? while guest blogging over at Nashville Is Talking writes a PSA for all Thanksgiving hosts/hostesses...

The Tribe Has Spoken

It's time for them to leave. Try these ideas:

Sit on the couch, close your eyes and pretend to be asleep. Within 15 minutes the guests will quietly leave.

Get out the four-hour DVD of vacation photos and start the show.

Start vacuuming.

Pile the bags of garbage next to the door and thank them for helping to carry those bags to the curb.

Get out the Tupperware and let the games begin. No one wants to learn about how to burp plastic lids at 2 a.m.

Ask the remaining guests to help you rummage through the garbage, looking for containers or bottles that should be in the recycling bin.

And finally, Dear Abby says it's perfectly acceptable to ask guests to leave. Practice saying, "Oh, dear, just look at the time! I didn't realize it was so late. I'm going to let you nice people go home, so you can retire."


My favorite and kind Christian way is to say - "Would you like to have a word of prayer before you leave?"

Miss Manners gently reminds us - "Don't give up entertaining. So few people do it now, which may explain why your guests are confused about the difference between a hospitable home and a boarding house."

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