I want my house to be the kind of place other people's kids are happy to come. I want my kids' friends to feel welcome here. So, today we're having one of dds friends over. I carefully ask mom last night: Is there anything I should know? Does she have any food allergies? We have a dog and chickens and dd wants to show her how to bake bread in our bake oven. Will she like that? Mom says very enthusiastically that this all sounds great her daughter will love it! Wrong. I go to pick them up at the school with the dog in the car. She refuses to get in the car! It's pouring down rain and we're blocking other people and I don't know this kid (she's 7) but she's not getting in. I tie the dog in the very back and we go. Then she sees the chickens. OK DH should not have let them out, but he was working on the nesting boxes and he didn't know it would rain so they're all hanging in the garage! Now she won't get out of the car! No chickens, no dog. I shoo chickens, lock dog in mud room after some dancing around to manage to do both at the same time. Bread? No we want bread, we don't want to make it. She agrees under some pressure form dd, but stops every three minutes to wash her hands. I gave her juice in a lidded cup she managed to spill it all over herself the floor and me. I can't wait to see her mother's face when she sees this kid!