One of my biggest irritations is when one of my family members (both in-laws & out-laws) someone starts off by saying, “I know you’re busy but…” Immediately I brace myself for what they are about to ask me or want from me.
This time of year is hard as northern family members want to escape winter down here. Its fine but one thing that they don’t seem to understand is that we are not on vacation. When they come in at 3 am after a night out and stumble all over the place, well that wakes us up (well wakes the dogs up and the barking wakes me up). No matter how many times I tell them, it just doesn’t sink in. We are almost at the point where no family members will be allowed to stay with us, and maybe the next house might be 10,000 sq feet, but the house will only have one bedroom.
Anyway I’m moaning here to avoid a family fight, this way I get it off my chest and not hurt any feelings.