should family members show restraint in visiting in groups

India
July 9, 2008 9:23pm CST
my immediate family members have decided to come to my house in a group of 15 persons for the weekend, i am at a loss to understand how i ma going to arrange their accommodataion as i have only one spare bedroom and a big hall.
3 responses
• United States
10 Jul 08
Oh my gosh! I think I would start checking out Motel deals online. Or pitch some tents in the back yard. I would definitely tell them to bring bedding and food.
• India
10 Jul 08
if there was enough space i nthe backyard, i would hav put u[p a tent, they would hav had a picnic feeling too
• United States
11 Jul 08
Then I would simply tell them "sorry, I have no room". Then tell them the best prices at the closest Motels. It's not right to impose on you. If they can't afford a motel maybe they shouldn't come. Are they close relatives? How long has it been since you have seen them? How long will they stay? Will they wear out their welcome, trash your home and not clean up before they go?
@shlooper (310)
• United States
12 Jul 08
My family quite frequently does this to us. What we have begun doing is making a list of priority sleeping. People who NEED to sleep in the house or in a bed. These people get the guest room/big hall, then we do pitch tents in the backyard, or arrange for anyone who really can afford it to stay somewhere else. Although, you may request for them to bring food if that is an issue, and be sure to explain ahead of time that space will be very cramped.
• United States
11 Jul 08
Let them all know exactly how many you have space for sleeping and have the number of the local hotel handy--unless some of them have camping gear and can tent up in the backyard. It will be so much fun to have all that family visiting--just get the sleeping arrangements in order first off, then the rest of the visit can be fun and fellowship! ~~