Some kids are happy.
And some kids aren't.
When entertaining a large group, and kids are around, things are never perfect!
I love this picture of my sisters and cousins, taken YEARS ago. My sister (top left) literally looks like an angel, and my other sister (bottom right) is not very happy at all! (And I wasn't born yet ...)
I don't know how my parents and my aunts and uncles did it - but they did.
They overcame their entertaining fears and always entertained with a TON of kids around!
I can pretty much bet that they did it because they thrived on their time together.
Because we adults need each other!
If you didn't get to read my 3 part series on entertaining with kids, written over a year ago, here are the links:
Part I: Laughter and Planning Ahead
Part II: Mealtime
Part III: Time to Relax
Of course, summertime is WAY easy with kids.
What are your secrets to making entertaining with kids more manageable?
(Pix: Brown family memories)