Is a beautiful thing. DH's relative came for a few days with his early elementary school kids. They were pretty well behaved. I had more issues with their dad recently divorced. He knows me in that no guests ever lack for food. So he brings a gigantic cooler filled with kid food?? I've only seen a cooler like this at a family reunion and one relative is very orthodox Jewish and the family traveled like this. Lol.
Every meal was begging the children to eat offering them multiple choices. Several times we went out to eat and the father had to delay his meal because he had to pick out items in the kids meals that they found offensive. Unreal. And yes a few times the kids were upset and saying they wanted mommy.
DH said he saw the problems and he identified with the dad as he went through this with kids when he was divorced. Yes and we know how that turned out. Lol.
Look I'm not perfect. Recently had one of my own kids over for dinner and he is very obese. Eats junk food all day long. Do I feel guilty? Yes. I was the chicken nuggets type mom. And now he is paying for it.