Yeah, I pretty much did C, D, and E (but minus the bloody Mary as I was getting over the stomach flu). I might have been more brazen (who am I kidding) if I had extended more energy cleaning up before people arrived.
I am not a tidy person, and I don't particularly care about a mess, as clearly, one must count on the generation of quite a bit of mess when there are tiny humans around, but this just seemed like a particularly brazen act of (non?)parenting.
Earlier this week I was running a tiresome but important errand with The Girl (also known as She Who Will Not Be Contained), and the only thing that would calm her down was a box of raisins. When she had the box, she was happy: she opened and closed the box, she ate some raisins, she chewed on the box, she showed off the box to anyone who looked vaguely in her direction. As a result, a fair number of raisins hit the floor (of a large box store). I dutifully picked up the ones I could find and would have apologized to the janitorial staff had there been any around.
After witnessing the display in my own home, though, I wonder if I'm being overly concerned. How much mess generation is acceptable for the 3 and under crowd?