'Tis the season for entertaining and travel and so it's a great time to refresh the fundamentals of being a good houseguest, nearly none of which apply if you're crashing with Grandparents. :) But for others who may be hosting you and, more importantly, your kids, there are some considerations to keep in mind. Having recently experienced a seemingly never-ending weekend hosting a family of guests, I offer up these tips from first-hand experience.
- When and for how long. If nothing else, let's be clear about these two things. When traveling with kids, open-ended trips are rare, but do your host the courtesy of letting them know when you'll arrive and, most importantly, when you'll leave.
- Linens and things. Unless you're planning to visit a friend who lives in the wild without running water, assume you'll have access to linens. In this modern day of in-home washers and dryers, your host is likely happy to offer you your own pillow and set of bath linens. Just be sure