I just finished hosting my aunt for seven days. She was lovely and very nice. We had a great time. We took her OOT to leap peep for the first 3 days, then back to our place for the weekend and then she relaxed when we went back to work for 2 days.
I'm exhausted. I really hit the wall on day 5. I'm sure she thought she was being pleasant and accomodating but her attitude was 100% "whatever we wanted to do". Which had the ironic outcome of me planning any and all aspects of her vacation. Where and when we eat. Where and what we did. As such, I did a good job of doing exactly what I wanted, but it was a strain. I actually loved running to the office on Monday.
In the future, would it be okay to say (to any would-be visitors) that they are welcome for 5 days. To set a limit. As a kinda "family policy"? Or would it be rude?
Would it be better to just make polite excuses while planning? Not come right out and say it, just keep saying 'no' to anything longer than 5 days. And if pressed, a slight lie like work or other plans?
Anybody set a policy or is that harsh?