I'm having Christmas Eve dinner at my house for the first time tomorrow night. There will be 13 adults (including DH and I) and 7 children under the age of 8. I should probably mention that none of the kids are mine. They are nieces and nephews, which may change my outlook on things.
Most of the kids are great. Just like you would expect them to behave considering all the excitement that Christmas time brings. But a certain two of them run around screaming constantly and open whatever the feel like taking things out of drawers, closets, and what not with their parents doing nothing to stop it. This is the first time they will be at my house for an event. Since I'm not their parent nor have I been the hostess of the home they were in I have never tried to make them stop. However, now that they will be in my home is it "okay" for me to ask them to stop, make them go sit down, and/or get on to them? I feel like it is my home so I should be able to do so, but I've never had to do that before. Its making me a little nervous.
Hopefully they will just be on their best behavior and I won't have to do anything!