A lot of people have some unspoken rules of their house that everyone who lives there knows, but often have to inform guests of. I'm curious if you guys have any strange house rules that you find yourself telling people when they first visit your house. Mine are: If you sit down, expect to have a cat, dog, ferret, or kid climbing on you at some point. You're allowed to push them off gently, but if you scream or insult them you'd better be prepared to be cussed out. I don't make different meals for anyone, including guests. If you don't want to eat what I cook, then order yourself something. Absolutely no political or religious talk in the house. The dogs and cats can sit wherever they like. They live here, you don't. And chances are I like them a hell of a lot more than I like you. (I don't add that part, but it's usually true.) I am not your mother. I have four kids I pick up after (Five if you include my husband.) I refuse to pick up after a grown adult.