I'm in Michigan visiting my 89 year old grandmother.
My 12.5 year old DS is here with me...
We are doing our best to be considerate guests. Keeping all our junk contained to one room... and keeping clean.
My uncle and his wife came over in the afternoon to visit.
Last night Grandma made dinner... she was trying to make a salad and struggling... She shakes a lot. Uncle's wife just sat there watching her... I stepped in and said "let me do that." and she was so happy.
Then she was dishing up the chili and shaking... Uncle and wife were just sitting there waiting to be served. I hopped up and served the food...
After dinner Uncle and wife sat on their asses. DS popped up and gathered all the dishes and then proceeded to rinse them and load the dishwasher w/out prompting. Uncle and wife sat on their asses!!
That just makes me Uncle and his wife see Grandma all the time because they live in the same town.
Whatever... I guess I can't worry about what they do, I am just darn proud of DS for stepping up and doing what he knew he should do.
This morning I unloaded her dishwasher and put everything away and then washed up all the stray breakfast dishes and put them in the dishwasher.
It doesn't take much to be a good guest!