How to be a Terrible House Guest
6. First and foremost, I’m a mom. If you’re out of control and being crazy, you’re not invited back. It’s one thing to have a beer or two and hangout with friends, but it’s another thing to act a damn fool and need me to babysit you too.
7. Not saying “thank you”. It’s just downright rude.
I don’t drink much or often anymore because caring for my child is more important. Obviously too much alcohol inhibits the ability to care for him and I never want to put myself or him in that situation. For me, it’s a choice I made after becoming a mother and I know not everyone feels the same way or needs to, because they aren’t a parent.
However, I think it’s disrespectful to come into someone’s home, think it’s a free for all, or try to get as drunk as you possibly can. That’s not what “get togethers” are about. If I wanted that type of atmosphere, I’d time travel back to college but fortunately for everyone, I’ve gotten that out of my system (and it’s physically impossible).
People make mistakes and I get that, but respecting someone’s rules and their home shouldn’t need to be compromised in order to have a good time.