Sunday, July 16, 2006

What do I say?

Ever had those friends who just assume that they are always invited over? They don't know when to back off or give you and your family some space???? Now, don't get me wrong ........ I love to entertain!!!!!!!!!!! But honestly, there are some people who just don't respect your need for family meal time!

Maybe I'm actually a bit of a pushover? Does this problem result from my inability to create proper boundaries? Maybe some people see an easy mark and know that they can just intrude whenever they feel like it? It's probably more of an issue with me setting limits than anything else. Of course there are some people who will take as much as they can......I MUST set the limitations.

What do I say?

6 comments:

Kimmie said...

that stinks, but if it becomes bothersome, you need to say something, and if they are real frineds they will understand it's not personal at all!

Heather M. said...

Eeks! I never know what to do in those situations either.

Heather said...

Hope it all works out. I bet they'll understand if you mention it to them.

Katrina said...

Thanks guys.....I'm gonna have to say something...


I appreciate your support!

Sue said...

Wow, you could have just told me...


BWAHAHAHAHAHAH!! (At least I don't THINK you're talking about me...?)

You know my thoughts on this - I'm here if you need moral support! :)

patti said...

very tough situation! Hope you were able to work it out without it having to be uncomfortable.

Sunday, July 16, 2006

What do I say?

Ever had those friends who just assume that they are always invited over? They don't know when to back off or give you and your family some space???? Now, don't get me wrong ........ I love to entertain!!!!!!!!!!! But honestly, there are some people who just don't respect your need for family meal time!

Maybe I'm actually a bit of a pushover? Does this problem result from my inability to create proper boundaries? Maybe some people see an easy mark and know that they can just intrude whenever they feel like it? It's probably more of an issue with me setting limits than anything else. Of course there are some people who will take as much as they can......I MUST set the limitations.

What do I say?

6 comments:

Kimmie said...

that stinks, but if it becomes bothersome, you need to say something, and if they are real frineds they will understand it's not personal at all!

Heather M. said...

Eeks! I never know what to do in those situations either.

Heather said...

Hope it all works out. I bet they'll understand if you mention it to them.

Katrina said...

Thanks guys.....I'm gonna have to say something...


I appreciate your support!

Sue said...

Wow, you could have just told me...


BWAHAHAHAHAHAH!! (At least I don't THINK you're talking about me...?)

You know my thoughts on this - I'm here if you need moral support! :)

patti said...

very tough situation! Hope you were able to work it out without it having to be uncomfortable.

Sunday, July 16, 2006

What do I say?

Ever had those friends who just assume that they are always invited over? They don't know when to back off or give you and your family some space???? Now, don't get me wrong ........ I love to entertain!!!!!!!!!!! But honestly, there are some people who just don't respect your need for family meal time!

Maybe I'm actually a bit of a pushover? Does this problem result from my inability to create proper boundaries? Maybe some people see an easy mark and know that they can just intrude whenever they feel like it? It's probably more of an issue with me setting limits than anything else. Of course there are some people who will take as much as they can......I MUST set the limitations.

What do I say?

6 comments:

Kimmie said...

that stinks, but if it becomes bothersome, you need to say something, and if they are real frineds they will understand it's not personal at all!

Heather M. said...

Eeks! I never know what to do in those situations either.

Heather said...

Hope it all works out. I bet they'll understand if you mention it to them.

Katrina said...

Thanks guys.....I'm gonna have to say something...


I appreciate your support!

Sue said...

Wow, you could have just told me...


BWAHAHAHAHAHAH!! (At least I don't THINK you're talking about me...?)

You know my thoughts on this - I'm here if you need moral support! :)

patti said...

very tough situation! Hope you were able to work it out without it having to be uncomfortable.