Listen, I get that kids will be kids. I understand that little ones have an unthinkable amount of energy they need to expel at any given point in the day. I’m all for being wild and carefree … I’m just not going to let that happen in my house.
For some reason, people think that because you’re friendly and your kids get along, it automatically translates into parties and social gatherings at your house. Don’t get me wrong, I love to get my Martha Stewart on — which is probably what gets me in trouble, ’cause folks see the photos on social media — but we need to have a quick talk about why I don’t want your child tearing up my house.
In life, we have to audition for many things: a job, the theater, potential love interests. (The list goes on and on.) So, as a parent, why wouldn’t you go on a few test runs with one of your child’s friends before you open up your front door and say with a smile, “Why, make yourself at home…”?
(You might regret that.)