But I was glad I didn't wait to extend the invitation because of how things looked. I think it was important for both our guests and our family to have the time together. I feel it helped me grow as a person to think of reaching out first and realize the house was a diaster too late:).
ps This conversation happened this week:
Me ”Why did we even bring that trampoline inside?” (it was bought to be a porch toy)
R ”I have no idea”
Both stare quizzically at it for a moment then shrug and walk away.