Sunday, September 17, 2017

Meeting the mom and grandma




My son, Navy has a girlfriend. She's MORE than just a girlfriend. They are living together and it's getting serious, I guess. She texted me, wanting me and the husband to meet her mom and grandmother soon. She said we could all meet for lunch or dinner, sometime in October.

They've talked about having babies after she finishes nursing school in 2 years. They've talked about buying 40 acres so that she can have cows and chickens. I mean, THEY ARE SERIOUS!

I met my first husband when I was 15. (He was 18) I was shy and so I didn't meet his parents until I was 17 years old. At 15,  all I wanted to do was make out! It was weird. His mother kept checking me out and his dad kept smiling at his son.

I'm a little nervous about it because I am not a very social person. I spend my days, talking to the cats and the dog. I am lousy at small talk. This is when I count on the husband to bail me out. He's the yacker while I sit and smile.

Okay, so we don't talk religion (they are Morman) or politics. What else should be off limits???? I don't want to blow this for my son.






10 comments:

  1. I'm the worst at sticking my foot in my mouth so I should know a long list. I'm sure you will find common ground. Aren't you lucky that your husband is a talker. It certainly takes the pressure off.

    Chickens and cows, It is good they are going to do this while they are young. There is a horsefarm next to me which is on it's third set of middle aged dreamers. It sounds wonderful. But that energy to pull it all off is hard in your fifties. This last set has divorced.

    She sounds like a keeper. I don't know that much about Mormonism; but, your future grandkids will keep you up to date. You have had a lot of changes lately. This one sounds good.

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    1. Yeah, I believe this one is a keeper. I hope my son, doesn't blow it.

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  2. I don't think any conversations should be 'off limits' We all have our right to our opinions. We are a wonderfully diversified nation. Good luck with the visit.

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    1. Yeah but when you are first meeting someone, you have to feel them out...

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  3. I love meeting new people and I think I'm pretty good at conversation so I'd like to chime in here and see if I can help. I'd treat it a bit like an interview. Tell me a little bit about yourself ... and see where it goes from there. It'll be fine! :-)

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    1. Yeah I could do that! I just want to get them talking more, since I don't like to talk that much.

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  4. I find it always save to tell stories about your child as a youngster; especially funny ones. But when we met son's then girlfriend (now wife) mom and sister a few years back over dinner at their place, we got the introductions, dinner was served, and then they put a movie in to watch over dinner. Talk about a bit strange. We have a good relationship with the DIL, but really not much of a one with her mom and sister. Good luck!

    betty

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    1. A Movie? No, that wouldn't feel right to me.

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  5. Meeting your child's boy/girlfriends parents can be weird what if you don't like them or they don't like you do you hide it from your child or what, I don't know

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Comments are good - I admit, sometimes I don't respond back, in time for a dialog. I bad! I will TRY and do better. Thanks for understanding.

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