DH’s aunt and three daughters are coming to visit from out of state in 2 months for 4 days. They are looking for a place to stay… and they have asked us if they could stay here! Are we obligated to open our home to these people?
A little background:
We bought our current home from this aunt and uncle… and basically they lied to us about a couple things when we bought the home. (Water probs in the basement, etc.) Second, they do not keep in contact with any of the family members except when they need something. (money, a place to stay, etc.) Thirdly, they have openly bashed my Catholic faith from the day I met DH and are very vocal about their “Christian” beliefs. DH has since become Catholic and he is on “my side” about everything, but we just don’t know what to say to these people.
DH thinks it is our responsibility to house them, plus he is afraid to say no, but I disagree and think we could tactfully let them know we are not comfortable with it.
Any thoughts? Am I being completely uncharitable??
Oh, and there are other family members they could stay with in the same city… namely DH’s other aunt and uncle so they wouldn’t necessarily be out in the cold. I feel awful, but I really, really, kicking-and-screaming-on-the-floor don’t want them to stay with us. :o