I am faced with my sister coming for 8 days on 25th this month, 3 days after she arrives friends with 3 kids under the age of 4 arrive for 8 days, then we get 6 days rest and have my pil's for 12 days! I told my sister that if I say I am too tired to do something that she shouldn't complain, if I did do it then I would ruin it for eveyrone because I would be so grumpy. Our friend with 3 kids should be ok but it will still be very tiring, the workload increased as my friend is a veyr organised and clean and tidy person. It means with my 9yrold off school, our 3 yr old and 1 1/2 yr old and her 3 we will have 4 adults and 6 kids, 5 under the age of 4 arrggghh!!!!! And my pil's...well lets just say I expect my mil to tell me to go and lie down for a bit then expect me to be all better. She has 6 boys in 6 years and an't quite understnad how mothers today can't cope, let alone all these 'illness's' that the doctors keeping making up, she thinks my fibro is a cop out, an excuse not to do things. My husband will be working 2 days the first week, 1 day the next but then goes away for 4 days including the first two days of no houseguests. Then the week after his parents leave he will be busy at work and the 1st 3 weekends in july he will be working all weekend, 2 of them involve a trip. Right now I am exhausted and in tears at the thought of having to cope with it all, how on earth will I be able to keep up????? I am lost, I see no end in sight for me, no breaks, no rest nothing. I know I will cope, we all cope but I am scared.... The little ones are going througha very demanding stage and I am exhausted and in paina nd tears at the end of eveyrday right now as it is, I can't imagine what it will be like trying to keep going for so long. Please if anyone has some ideas, or things they do to help themselves I really need to hear them. Preferably things that don't cost much as we are strapped for cash too.