I’ve been a PART of the host family before, of course. But, generally, my husband did most of the buying, cooking, and setting up.
The kids and I split up the load. With the assistance of my grandson, I cleaned and got the place ready for guests. They all (kids, grandkids, and siblings) pitched in to make it happen. Even the kitchen sink getting clogged didn’t stop the process. They made it all happen.
There was a few minutes of excitement, when the lights went out. It turned out to be a neighborhood issue, and after about 1/2 hour, they came back on.
But it was a GREAT day!