Explosive Situation

This is the first full week that my wife and kids have off from work/school.  We did a year-end road trip last week.  This week, my wife's mother is visiting.  Already, there was a lot of conflict over the weekend, largely about trying to clean the place up, especially before the visit.  The house is even messier than it has been, partially because we (in other words, ME) have been boxing up things in the living room so we can have the floors fixed.  The conflict over cleaning had to do with the kids, but I also got some of the conflict from my wife over why I was not able to get them to cooperate.

I am not sure how adding my wife's mother into the mix will affect things, but I fear it could lead to greater levels of stress and anger.  I am glad to be at work for most of the week.