Post # 1
My mother-in-law is coming over to our place for the first time since we moved in and set it up. It was last minute and we’ve been busy so I spent late last night and early this morning trying to clean. DH did not understand this at all. I tried to explain how important it was for me to show her how we keep our house clean, etc.
Does anyone else go on a major cleaning binge for the in-laws? Are your husbands supportive or clueless?
Post # 3
We’re not married yet, but as a general rule, his parents don’t come to visit us; we go to visit them. Always. In the event that they ever were coming by, I would tidy up a little, but I wouldn’t be stressed out over it, because I know my FMIL loves me to pieces and she wouldn’t be critical of me.
Post # 4
Both our parents live 6 hours away (by car or plane depending on who we’re talking about), so we definitely won’t be caught off guard by a vist. But before either set of parents arrive – there is a major cleaning of the house! If they only visit once a year – I certainly want it to be clean.
Lucky for me, my fiance is the ‘neat freak’ between the two of us, so when I had to work late the night before my mother arrived, I came home to a clean house and a boyfriend sweaty from cleaning!
Post # 5
I’m the same way– I definitely want to show them that we keep our house nice and clean and neat. I would hate for them to show up and things be a disaster!
Post # 6
Oh, I clean. Our parents are coming (yes, both sets) to visit at the end of Feb. I am already starting to make sure the place will be spotless and nice to look at. DF wants it to be presentatble, but it’s not as big of a deal to him.
Post # 7
I totally understand! My FMIL came to visit for the first time in the Fall and we had just moved in together (to her dismay). I was a cleaning fool! Thankfully everytime they makes plans to come then now back out, they aren’t the most supportive people and she frequently puts her younger children (9 and 14) over her older children (23 and 28) which is just fine with us…since I don’t have to feel crazy about cleaning! 🙂
Post # 8
I clean every nook and cranny when my inlaws come to visit. My husband cleans right along with me.
Post # 9
I try to clean whenever ANYONE comes to visit 😛
Post # 10
Thank goodness my FI likes to tidy the apt. regularly!! The only thing we do when guests are visiting is vacuum extra and maybe shampoo the carpet.
Post # 11
OH! But we do something wierd when the ILs come to visit…we take the animals (a dog and two cats) to the groomers! Does anyone else do that or are we really strange?
Post # 12
I tidy up when his parents come to visit, but don’t really clean because my home in a "dirty" state is usually cleaner than their homes.
When my parents visit, that is a different story entirely. My mom is the overly critical one, so we clean everything.
Post # 14
@ elle & rebecca – me three!! too funny! His family always thinks our house looks perfect even when I think it’s a mess, my mom is a whole other story…& while she would never SAY anything…I know exactly what looks "tidy" to her & what doesn’t…the apple didn’t fall far from the tree LOL.
Post # 15
- Wedding: March 2009 - Byodo-In Temple, Luau Reception
Like softball, I go on major cleaning spree whenever someone is coming over.
Post # 16
@MightySapphire – Not all strange…we have his family coming to visit this weekend & I am giving the cat a bath today so he will be "nice & clean" when they are here 🙂