I agree too, Lolly! Used to go with my mother, 5 sibs, their spouses, and a ton of grandkids. Crazy!
My husband and I would sneak away.....
Now, I will only do my kids, their spouses, and my grands. Much more manageable and i get to see my grandbabies!
There is a home near us that is huge and it almost looks as if it is split into two parts. I heard the story on that one and the owner supposedly put in a dividing wall and made another kitchen and bath and bedroom so that he and his wife could have everyone down and slip away to their private area when they were ready to get away from chaos.
Genius if what my neighbor told me is true!