Family Staying On Their Trip….

posted 3 years ago in Holidays
Post # 3
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7997 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

Seriously? I’d be beyond furious. You’re supposed to wait up for them or be woken up for them? I would find a way to say no.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

they’re probably expecting breakfast, from the sounds of it.

i would tell them that you won’t be home, and if they’re hungry, they have to go out.

Post # 5
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2913 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Wynn Las Vegas

Put out a box of cereal and call it a day.

Post # 6
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

@MrsD41503:  Sent a polite response that you have to leave by X for a doctor’s appt and your husband has to leave the house by Y for work.  I would pick up some cheap pastries or cinnamon buns from the store and leave them out with a fresh pot of coffee and leave it at that.  If they want something more they can go out and get it.

Post # 8
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3570 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

It might seem bold,  but if people are sleeping at my home I would plan to have something for breakfast for them. Pick up some bagels or danish.

Post # 10
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2014

@MrsD41503:  As someone crashing for the space of 9 hours I wouldn’t expect to be fed necessarily, they’re probably using the term as a frame of reference – meaning we’ll leave after 9.  That said, I would probably make sure you have juice and cereal for them.  Just say ‘we have to leave early, there’s juice in the fridge and cereal on the counter. 

Who knows, they may have come prepared, but probably not.

Post # 11
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

To be honest, I’d never even consider not feeding houseguests, regardless of how short of a time they’re there.  If I’ve agreed to let someone stay at my house, I would understand this meant a meal was in order.

All you have to do is say that you have a doctor’s appointment and make sure there’s some cereal or yogurt.  I highly doubt they’re expecting a full out restaurant style meal.

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

If this is family, and you like them, I don’t really see a problem with putting out some bagels/pastries for them to help themselves in the morning. 

I don’t know, I just don’t see it as a huge inconvenience. Sure, a little advanced warning would have been good, but family helps eiachother out. 

Post # 13
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11772 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

If I were crashing for 9 hours, I would not be expecting breakfast!

I have run out and gotten bagels FOR the family hosting me before, though!

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012 - Chateau Briand

@beachbride1216:  agreed. If they want, they can have whatever you leave out but if not tough cookies. They cannot expect you to put out a full breakfast buffet just cause you’re doing them the favor of letting them stay over. 

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I have never had overnight houseguests and not provided breakfast for them.  You don’t need to be up all morning making pancakes and eggs etc.  Just have some bagels they can make for themselves before the head out.  

Post # 16
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

My response would be “we have early appointments but there’s a starbucks down the street!”

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