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Random order responses to the "Circle" question per Jean Clarke's book
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||The grandparents are coming, and I feel that I have to cook special meals and entertain them. But I'm too busy!
- One night while they are there, take them out to a special restaurant. All the rest of the time, follow your regular schedule.
- Treat yourself to a cleaning service during their visit.
- Have yourself a wild but harmless fit over this, then sit down with your spouse and decide how to solve the problem.
- Have "tea" every afternoon with them. Otherwise, maintain your normal schedule.
- Cook double meals the week before, and put half of them in the freezer to use when the grandparents arrive.
- Eat in the dining room and use your best china; otherwise, keep everything the same as usual.
- Grandparents are also parents; ask for help.
- Decide what you can do before they come; ask your partner for help.
- Let them treat you to dinner.
- Ask Grandmother to prepare a much-loved dinner from your childhood (or your spouse's).
- Buy frozen fancy foods.
- Send them out to sightsee or do errands for you.
- Have "rest time" for two hours a day. Go to your room, shut the door, and lie down. Take the baby if that works best.
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