This weekend, we had 13 people staying in our house. Since the house is about 1600 sq. ft., that wasn't enough space for anyone. The whole thing started when my mom's brother, Agent X, and his wife, The Queen of Crafts, decided to bring their three kids, C, Lou, and Jo up for spring break. We were all very excited and couldn't wait for them to get here. Sunday they called to tell us their ETA and announced that they were accompanied by The QoC's sister-in-law and her four children. So, for Sunday dinner we had 6 adults and 7 children ranging in age from 17 to 5. And the 5 year-old, D, was a very emotionally overwrought 5 year-old. He would burst into tears at the slightest thing, or throw tantrums if people got near his toys. He told my dad to go away because he didn't like my dad for telling him not to throw things at my cousin. So every 5 minutes someone was yelling D's name. And my parents insisted that everyone stay at our house. Agent X and family had brought their trailer, so they stayed outside, but the others stayed in our three bedroom house. There were children and toys and people everywhere. I'm amazed our water heater didn't give up in exhaustion this morning! All of them packed up and went to Seattle for two days and only Agent X's family is coming back through to stay until Easter. And my brother Mime and his wife are coming up Saturday for Easter, so it will again be a full house. However, the youngest will be a very well-behaved 7 year-old. Right now, I'm enjoying the respite, just me, my computer, and The Temptations on iTunes. Ahhh.