Our world is about to be turned upside down!

@JudyEv (233212)
Bunbury, Australia
January 13, 2021 7:34am CST
- but don't panic. Everything is fine. Vince has opened his big mouth and has invited three children for an overnight stay. That's them in the collage. I am not a big fan of kids although these are very lovable and I’m sure we’ll all have a great time. They belong to our god-daughter and we’ve kept in contact with them since they were tiny. The eldest is now 14 I think. We have to occupy them somehow so we’re going to let them make their own pizzas. We’ll take them shopping to buy their own pizza toppings and perhaps Vince will make pancakes with them. We’ll also play some board games and perhaps cornhole toss. Their mother has said we can let them use the air rifle. This would be closely supervised of course. I can’t believe how nervous I am. Wish us luck! We’ll pick them up in the morning and return them tomorrow morning. The third one hadn't been born when the top left photo was taken.
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@myklj999 (52361)
• United States
13 Jan
But you are already upside-down from where I am.
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@JudyEv (233212)
• Bunbury, Australia
13 Jan
True so I really won't know which way is up by the time I finish.
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@FourWalls (30419)
• United States
13 Jan
Dangit, JJ, you beat me to it!
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@JudyEv (233212)
• Bunbury, Australia
14 Jan
@FourWalls @myklj999 I've told you two before - this is how the world really looks!!
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@LadyDuck (319095)
• Switzerland
13 Jan
I do not envy you at all, I would have left my husband alone take care of the kids should he had such a bad idea. GOOD LUCK!
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@JudyEv (233212)
• Bunbury, Australia
13 Jan
He loves kids and is very good with them but when we heard they were able to come, he looked at me and said 'what will we do with them?'
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@LadyDuck (319095)
• Switzerland
13 Jan
@JudyEv I do not risk anything like that, my husband is not fond of kids, not at all.
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@FayeHazel (36150)
• United States
13 Jan
I like your idea lol
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@xFiacre (8919)
• Ireland
13 Jan
@judyev Once your own kids have flown the nest it's hard to give up your new-found freedoms and lack of responsibility. But you'll cope.
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@JudyEv (233212)
• Bunbury, Australia
13 Jan
I'm hoping they'll give me much fodder for discussions here.
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@moffittjc (92253)
• Gainesville, Florida
14 Jan
I thought by saying you were about to be turned upside down that you were going to visit a country in the northern hemisphere! haha From my perspective here in the US, you are already upside down! You'll do fine with the kids. Just have fun and act like a kid yourself. No harm in having a little childish fun!
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@JudyEv (233212)
• Bunbury, Australia
14 Jan
I'm sure we'll have a lot of fun but they will have much more energy than us. lol
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@moffittjc (92253)
• Gainesville, Florida
14 Jan
@JudyEv You'll be fine Judy, I have faith in you. You can keep up with them!
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@JudyEv (233212)
• Bunbury, Australia
14 Jan
@moffittjc You have more faith in me than I do! lol
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@DianneN (213362)
• United States
13 Jan
Aww, sounds like a fun time for all if you like children. I do. Send them to me if they become too much to handle.
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@JudyEv (233212)
• Bunbury, Australia
14 Jan
We have all sorts of things planned now to keep them busy and amused. We might need an extra nap once they've gone but that's okay.
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@DianneN (213362)
• United States
14 Jan
@JudyEv We always get exhausted after the grandkids spend a weekend with us.
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@JudyEv (233212)
• Bunbury, Australia
14 Jan
@DianneN I can believe it. They can be full on, can't they?
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@RebeccasFarm (20028)
• Denver, Colorado
13 Jan
Oh and I can see why by the photos Judy Bless
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@JudyEv (233212)
• Bunbury, Australia
14 Jan
They are great kids and I'm sure we'll have a lot of fun.
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• Denver, Colorado
14 Jan
@JudyEv You will indeed
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@CarolDM (109756)
• United States
13 Jan
What a fun collage. I hope you enjoy the visit. Kids can bring smiles.
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@JudyEv (233212)
• Bunbury, Australia
14 Jan
They'll be great. They're a bit older now and will be easier to entertain.
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@CarolDM (109756)
• United States
14 Jan
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@Nevena83 (57169)
• Serbia
14 Jan
Oh, I know how you feel. Those are the worst children's years, because they are the most active then.
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@JudyEv (233212)
• Bunbury, Australia
14 Jan
Thankfully, they have gone to bed now and we will soon too.
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@Nevena83 (57169)
• Serbia
14 Jan
@JudyEv I believe you are exhausted.
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@JudyEv (233212)
• Bunbury, Australia
15 Jan
@Nevena83 It's 8.30am and two are still in bed and the other playing chess with Vince. It may not be such a long day after all. lol
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@FayeHazel (36150)
• United States
13 Jan
I'm with you, not a big fan of kids, either. Ha ha. Good luck with that. No, they do sound nice, and I would leave most of the entertaining to Vince as it was his idea lol! What are the ages now?
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@JudyEv (233212)
• Bunbury, Australia
14 Jan
Vince will have a ball - and so will I. I think they're about 14, 11 and 8 so good ages to entertain.
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@FayeHazel (36150)
• United States
14 Jan
@JudyEv Oh that's not too bad then, I was thinking little bitty ones
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@JudyEv (233212)
• Bunbury, Australia
14 Jan
@FayeHazel LIttle bitty ones wouldn't suit me at all.
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@valmnz (16540)
• New Zealand
14 Jan
Oh, you are much braver than I am!
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@JudyEv (233212)
• Bunbury, Australia
14 Jan
I wonder if it's brave or silly!! However, they've now gone to bed and they go home tomorrow!!
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@valmnz (16540)
• New Zealand
14 Jan
@JudyEv I had some lovely time with a three year old up in Taupo, but that was at his home and only for an hour or so!
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@JudyEv (233212)
• Bunbury, Australia
15 Jan
@valmnz That's the best sort of 'time' spent with kids! lol
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@Shiva49 (18299)
• Singapore
14 Jan
I love children but over time it is tough to keep them engaged. A couple of hours is okay with me. You need luck, energy and patience, with three of them seeking attention!
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@JudyEv (233212)
• Bunbury, Australia
14 Jan
They're tucked up in bed now and we take them home tomorrow so all is well.
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@Shiva49 (18299)
• Singapore
14 Jan
@JudyEv Been there, done that!
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@JudyEv (233212)
• Bunbury, Australia
15 Jan
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• United States
13 Jan
It looks like those kids are a lot of fun (from the pictures) and I imagine you'll get some good laughs. Making pizza sounds like a great idea.
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@JudyEv (233212)
• Bunbury, Australia
14 Jan
They are good kids and I'm sure we'll all have fun.
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• United States
14 Jan
@JudyEv I'm sure you'll have some good posts about the visit
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@JudyEv (233212)
• Bunbury, Australia
14 Jan
@Marilynda1225 We haven't taken any photos yet. We must make sure we get some tomorrow.
@wolfgirl569 (35202)
• Marion, Ohio
13 Jan
You will enjoy having them
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@JudyEv (233212)
• Bunbury, Australia
14 Jan
Yes, I'm sure we will. The boy was a Monster occasionally when he was younger but he's matured more now.
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@wolfgirl569 (35202)
• Marion, Ohio
14 Jan
@JudyEv Age can help. Hopefully it has.
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@JudyEv (233212)
• Bunbury, Australia
14 Jan
@wolfgirl569 He's been fine today. They've all been good.
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@snowy22315 (105335)
• United States
13 Jan
Ha, I guess they like blue. I would make Vince play entertainment director since he is the one who inivited them..lol. My nephews used to visit here sometimes when they were younger but other than insisiting on looking for the cat, they were pretty well behaved..
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@JudyEv (233212)
• Bunbury, Australia
14 Jan
Yes, Vince is basically in charge. But these times never turn out as bad as I think they might. We'll all have fun.
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@snowy22315 (105335)
• United States
14 Jan
@JudyEv That's good!
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@GardenGerty (130332)
• United States
14 Jan
You will have your hands full for sure.
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@JudyEv (233212)
• Bunbury, Australia
14 Jan
They've gone to bed, thank goodness, but we've had fun.
@Aquitaine24 (8664)
• San Jose, California
14 Jan
It looks like they play outside a lot.
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@JudyEv (233212)
• Bunbury, Australia
14 Jan
Yes, they are not ones for sitting playing on their computers or watching TV.
@DocAndersen (32387)
• United States
14 Jan
kind of you to take them on - kids are wonderful when you can sugar them up and send them home!!!!
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@JudyEv (233212)
• Bunbury, Australia
14 Jan
That's pretty much what we're doing although they've eaten well today without too many sweet things.
@Juliaacv (53760)
• Canada
14 Jan
Hopefully the outside games like corn hole will be fun, fresh air will tire them so that they sleep easily. We quite often had my brother's 3 children overnight for days on end sometimes, at their request. We have some fond memories of the silly things that they said and did.
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@JudyEv (233212)
• Bunbury, Australia
14 Jan
Corn hole went down well and we've played other board games too. They've gone to bed now.
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• United States
14 Jan
oh, y'all're gonna run ragged, lol. i'm sure the stay'll be lovely, those young'uns well 'ehaved. what fun to make their own pizzas'n pick their toppin's. these're thingies young'uns recall fondly, precious memories. y'all might need a day 'r 2 to recover though ;)
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@JudyEv (233212)
• Bunbury, Australia
14 Jan
Yes I think we'll need an extra nap after they leave.
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@jstory07 (100197)
• Roseburg, Oregon
14 Jan
I am sure the kids will have a good time and the parents will have a nice break.
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@JudyEv (233212)
• Bunbury, Australia
14 Jan
They're in bed now and we will be soon too. Just have to get through a few hours tomorrow - but it's all been fine.