Grandma's allergic reactions to our dog.
Grandpa's outbursts every time someone in another car did any little thing the he perceived as poor driving.
They can be fun to be around. We put together puzzles. We played Scattergories and Spinners. We went out to dinner and a movie. But for some reason, everyone seemed to be struggling to be on their best behavior this year.
And now they are on their way home. We have our house back. And almost immediately, all five of us went to different rooms for some peace and tranquility. We've had enough "together" time...and now we just need some quiet time.
So if you call today, we might not answer the phone. We'll be enjoying the quiet.