Thursday, March 13, 2008

HIGH ALERT: Maternal unit on the move

So the most loyal readers (anyone? ANYONE??) will remember me fearing my mother's visits. Remember the nightmare where she comes to my front door all Agnes Matabani-like and enquires whether I have stains in my toylet??

It's happening again.

I've had people (many many people...aka The Others) staying in my house since last Friday. People who love to spoil (and i use the term without any affection) the dogs and invite them on the couch. People who are very unfazed by untidiness.

Well the MIL and FIL leave tomorrow morning and my parental units arrive on Saturday morning. SERIOUSLY!! Add to this that my housecleaner (Home Executive? Char? Maid???)is not well and hasn't been in a week and you can just imagine...

It's not pretty. Tomorrow night is going to be a looooong one involving too much cleaning and not enough "catching up" with my band.

The happy news is that the reason for my folks visit is my graduation on Tuesday. YAY!! They are so loyal - it's my 3rd grad and they always come and sit through the whole boring thing. Last time I escaped out the emergency exit after doing my lap and smsd them from outside.

The cringy thing happens before the grad - I have to give a presentation of my research to a group of students, family and friends. BLIND! My dad reckons it's expected of him to ask appropriately challenging questions.... oh he'll be so sorry if he does!!!! :)

7 comments:

Glugster said...

Janee. I can only spend so much time with my own parents. I don't think I'll be able to cope with them living in my place for an extended period. Maybe you should just leave your place as is. That way your mom can pitch in to clean the place! LOL. And her bitching should keep your dad sufficiently busy so that he does not give you too much grief.


Good luck!

Caz said...

haha... that really is such a great idea... the mess will drive her crazy. She'll def start cleaning straight away.

Natalie said...

Oh my word, I totally feel for you! Can't you just hide everything under the bed? hee hee

sweets said...

this is a CLASSIC opportunity!!! if they say anything... put your hands on your hips and stare them down...and say...

"you are now living in MY house... here you live by MY rules..."

hehe

Caz said...

hahaha Sweets I LOVE IT!!! And Natalie... that is PRECISELY WHAT I DID!!!

Expensive Mistakes and Cheap Thrills said...

I am a loyal reader...

i been there from (almost) the beginning, you know that!!

I came home one time from the mall, and Luke's mom had popped into our place to drop off some groceries....and she had washed the dishes and cleaned the house.

it was fabulous!
(how lucky am i?)

Caz said...

EM and CT you SOOOO are - the next post is dedicated to you!

And yup - nothing better than when inlaws clean! BRING IT ON!!!!! haha - my MIL insisted on doing my washing while I was at work it was great!