The great Ben Franklin once said, “Fish and visitors stink after three days.” Whether it’s three days or three weeks (or even more or less), when family and friends come to visit, it helps to plan for adjustments to routines so your time spent together is relaxed, flexible and most of all, enjoyable! It can be tough for kids especially, who may get over-tired, over-stimulated and temporarily displaced if guests have to stay in their rooms.
As my guest prep checklist mentions, the week before guests arrive, it’s helpful to review expectations for…
⚡ Meal Planning
⚡ Budget and financing
⚡ Regular daily activities, sports games, after-school activities
⚡ Holidays and special events
Anything I’m forgetting? Do you find anything especially challenging when guests visit?