The "SS & SD Show"...
So I had two friends unexpectedly stop by to bring us some Holiday Cookies they made. I love it!
However, SS & SD decided that my friends visit needed to be all about them. SD came out of her bedroom and started interrupting everyone, butting her nose in. Dancing around. Singing. SS comes out, interrupts everyone to ask his dad, "When are you going to come play with me?" My H looks at him and says, "SS say hi to our guests." SS, without even looking at them and in a flat-monotone voice simply said, "hi." Then whined out a, "Daaaad, when are you going to come play with meeee?"
My friends just stared at the skids. They are too diplomatic to say anything to me, but I know that their children don't act that way when company comes over, so I am sure it took them aback to be greeted by children like that.
I looked at my H and flat-out asked him, "Why are they hanging out here? This isn't a Kids Event."
Both kids stomped back to their rooms, grumbling.
SS came out of his room about 12 times during the half-hour visit. Came out to sit on my H's lap and hang all over him. Whispering in his ear. Standing in front of people while they were talking. Interrupting.
Sorry, I know that I could be perceived as being a bitch. However, there is no freaking way I want those kids showing their asses in front of MY friends. Oh hell no!
They acted like it was supposed to be the "SS & SD Show" and that all eyes and all attention was supposed to be on them.
MY life (my friends, my child, my work, my education, my hobbies, my activities, my business, my mail, my phone, my office) has nothing to do with those kids. They are not welcome into it at all.