Background information: I organize a fiber arts symposium each year, either one or two weekends before US Thanksgiving.
Person A is flying out this year to teach, and then to spend Thanksgiving with me (Hi person A!).
Person B and her family have a standing invitation to stay with me (3 adults, 1 child).
Total of invited guests: 4 adults, 1 child.
One of B’s party asks if C can stay too. No problem, I reply.
Later, C decides to carpool with D. D can also stay at my house, especially since I have no way to transport C to and from the symposium. D might bring her husband. Sure, whatever. It’s a big house.
C then decides to bring along E and E’s infant. Well, as long as they aren’t bothered by large dogs…
Person B and family try to back out and stay elsewhere. Hey! No fair, I want to see you guys! They do decide to leave their dog at home, probably a wise decision.
D is bringing both husband and daughter.
Total of expected guests: 9 adults, 2 children.
Happily, we have a big house, in part for just such occasions. With three bathrooms and everything! We’ll all fit, as long as someone sleeps on the couch. I think.