HOLY BUCKET OF MONKEYS, THOSE KIDS WERE ANIMALS!
My husband's relative visited us at our AirBnB place with his wife and two sons, ages 2 and 6.
- •When the kids walked in, they immediately began jumping on the furniture.Who allows this at someone else's home? And it's not even OUR house?
- •The six year-old picked up a clock off a shelf and the mother said, "Don't play with that or your brother will want to, also."I say these things to my stepdaughters, but the items are OURS. If I was at someone else's house I'd say, "Please don't touch that, it's not ours."
- •So I asked if they'd like to throw a football outside.Yes, we're only visiting, but we don't go anywhere without a ball.
- •When we went outside, their children proceeded to climb on and overturn the lawn furniture.
- •I tossed a ball with the two year-old while my stepdaughter played Monkey in the Middle with the six year-old and his mother.The six year-old refused to be the monkey and his mom didn't enforce the rule. Just like any other rules, I suppose.
- •My stepdaughter eventually brought out her colored pencils and a math workbook so she didn't have to play with the other kids.
- •The six year-old asked me for drawing paper. I brought Color Wonder paper and markers.He said, "Can I have regular paper?" I told him we didn't have anything to draw on regular paper. He said, "I'll use her pencils." Normally I would have made my stepdaughter share, but this kid never used please or thank you. I told him that they're her special pencils. He used the markers.
- •The two year-old drew all over a plastic lawn chair with a Color Wonder marker.I asked him not to (the same way I ask my own nearly two year-old not to do something), but the parents assured me the marker wouldn't stain the chair. It did. Color Wonder markers don't leave COLOR on fabric.
- •The mom mentioned something about ordering pizza.My husband and I thought the same thing, NFW.
- •They mentioned they'd love to visit the Bay Area.No way they're staying at our house.
- •The two year-old drew a picture of a princess for me.Then his brother drew one and asked which I liked better.
- •The six year-old grabbed my husband's hat and was playing "keep away."My almost two year-old was very upset by it and insisted he give it back.
- •They left the caps off the markers even thought their mom kept telling them to put them back.Eventually all of the markers had lids, but not the correct colors.
- •The dad kept saying, "Stop that..."With no punishment or consequence.