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Weekend Plans
Louise_WebMD_Staff posted:
Our oldest child, Jenn, the one who got married in March is coming up here for the weekend. Her new husband is getting shipped out to Hawaii so it will be a long time before we see them again.

I am not sure of our plans for entertaining them but I hope it will be a good weekend. We will also have all three of the younger kids bouncing around you can't imagine the amount of love and happiness this weekend will bring

Jenn (and her new husband) have never met my mom. (Jenn is my partner's oldest child and was grown and out on her own before we got together.)

I am praying it will be a good weekend health wise for my mom too. My mom gets really embarrassed and uncomfortable about the help she needs in general, when the kids are here it is even harder for her. With adult children she has never met, I think it will be worse! Any hints?
GAP1954 responded:
Be sure the kids and adults are prepared for whatever conditions Mom has. Let them know what to expect and ask them to be sensitive and easy-going about it. And if a gaffe happens, have a blithe comeback ready - "boy! getting on like this is not fun sometimes" or "whoops - my age is showing again..." Make light of the situation and move on quickly to other topics/things etc.

Have a great visit.

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