My husband and I have a giggle sometimes about ways not to behave in certain situations (especially good to do at stressful times when we need a bit of light relief). So, what we should never do when staying with the in-laws, at a work meeting or at a dinner party. I only hope I won’t have a moment of madness and behave like that one day.
Something we were amusing ourselves with the other day is the thought of us behaving like our children when they go for playdates when we went to see our friends. If we did, we’d be:
- Hiding behind each other when we went in, avoiding eye contact and giving monosyllabic answers to questions.
- Shyly following my friends into the kitchen, asking for a drink in a small voice and drinking it quietly in the corner.
- Within ten minutes, bouncing around jumping on their sofas, pulling out everything I could play with.
- Going to the toilet with the door wide open and forgetting to flush.
- Raiding their wardrobe, dressing up in their clothes, putting strange, mis-matched outfits together using old swimming costumes and summer sandals.
- Pulling all their pens out and drawing lots of family portraits, leaving pens lidless.
- And sobbing and being generally inconsolable when it was time to go – even if they promise to invite me again soon.