The so called 1 week ,”Autumn” vacation started this year (for my kids) already on Thursday of the the week before and not on the Monday of the Autumn vacation week as it used to. I have 3 daughters so when it’s vacation time it is crowded at home and imagine that each one has one friend over so this is more than a full house. I do not mind them having friends over but I do mind the mess! It is not the making of the mess is the problem but that my kids are not very assertive where the cleaning of the mess is concerned.
Way back in my younger days it was not our custom of having friends over maybe because we were at home with already 6 kids (2 girls and 4 boys). My mother was at that time a single working parent. Even though my mother was not at home all the time we kept her rules!!! We did not dare to disobey her in any way.
So, or I did a bad job as a Mother or the sign of times is to blame (chuckle).