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RoseRed135

Would you rather be the host or the guest? (Question of the Month, March 2017)

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Do you love to host parties/meals for family and/or friends? Or do you find you enjoy yourself more when you're the guest?

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Or perhaps you'd rather meet/celebrate w/ others at a restaurant/public place?

Then again, maybe you prefer quiet evenings at home w/ your own family to any of this?

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I used to really enjoy hosting and did so for almost every holiday for both sides, and also have cooked at my IL's home when MIL wanted to host.  But I started to have too many years of people seeming to just not appreciate the efforts.  I never expected anyone to fall all over me.  Just to come at the general time, be good guests, enjoy the nice spreads I provided, etc.  As time went on (15+ years), it just seems like nothing was appreciated, so I stopped the Thanksgiving that my IL was in nursing care and used that as an excuse, and then just never did it again.  Now my immediate family and I enjoy nice, quiet holidays enjoying our day.  So all of that being said, I no longer host, except for my immediate family on holidays.  I don't go out to dinner on holidays, but will meet friends for dinner leading up to or after the holidays.  Still trying to catch up with a friend from Christmas.  

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Guest- :)

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Historically I prefer to host for parties, dinners etc....not a fan of overnight guests as a rule. And I don't really like to be the guest, I prefer my own space.

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Wow! 3 very different replies, both in length and content! Thanks ladies! :)

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Wow! 3 very different replies, both in length and content! Thanks ladies! :)

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