Our babysitting co-op had a get together today. We hosted it, so we pushed the dining room table aside, piled food on it, and watched as our house filled up with adults and kids. It was a really nice time, and many of the new families seem very plugged into the group already. Of course we cleaned and straightened before they came, cleaned and straightened afterwards, and are still moving stuff back out of the rooms where we shoved it. However, the net result is a cleaner and neater house than before it all happened. What a nice extra benefit.