That reminds me of when my parents stayed with us one Christmas after our first daughter was born. They invited over some friends to come see the new baby (who was approximately one week old at the time, so yeah, my husband and I were a bit tired and stressed). I decided to forego the nap I desperately needed and tidy up the house for the visitors. My mother entered the room just as I was finishing up, glanced around, and said reassuringly "Don't worry about it being so messy. Our friends know that you just had a new baby, and they won't expect it to be neat."