Background: Mike (the Mr) works with a guy, lets call him Bob. Bob and his wife have been our house guests 2 times before. They have 2 small children that aren't too bad as far as other peoples kids go. They have a little dog that needs beat with a stick but we have never really had any issues with them. Mike invited Bob up for some hunting - they took a couple days off work for it. Was just supposed to be 'the guys'. Works out well for me, Ive got things I need to get done that I don't generally want anyone under foot for. Bob called Monday, GREAT NEWS!!! His wife and kids are coming too! :doh: There goes me getting my stuff done. Ok, no big deal I guess, I can do it some other time. They arrive Wednesday evening, 5pm. I left at 5:40 to go pick my boy up from wrestling practice, get back to the house around 6:15. In the 35 minutes I was gone, they got into a huge fight with each other (right in front of Mike) about how crappy of a spouse each other are. Even went on to argue about the affairs each other are having. mg: As soon as I got back, they up and left - without their kids. Said they needed to go talk for a few minutes. Hello, the kids don't like being left (we might as well be strangers to them) and of course the little one starts to cry, the 4yr old starts asking a million questions. Mike and I are sitting and looking at each other with the deer in the headlights look. After they came back they were very apologetic, felt bad for airing their dirty laundry blah blah blah. Apparently they didn't feel very bad about it because that is all they have talked about since getting here. So I'm cooking for 8 people now. She doesn't offer to help cook. She doesn't offer to help clean up the dishes. Shoot, she doesn't even clean up the juice her son loves to squirt all over the floor. As soon as we sat down to dinner last night, she decided her kids wont eat what I cooked (beans, cornbread, fried taters!) so she proceeded to crack open the lunch meat I just bought for my kids lunches and fed them half a pound of sliced ham. She brought a huge bag full of snack food (actually it appears its what she gives her kids for most of their meals) - feeding her kids honey buns, slim jims, snack crackers, cookies, the whole 9 yards. I have taught my kids not to ask other people for their food - but how darned rude is it to bring a bunch of snack type stuff into my house in front of my kids and then never even offer to let them have one? UGH these people aren't leaving until sometime tomorrow. :banghead: Had to vent, I'm losing my mind here.