Post # 1
Ok, bees, this should be a no brainer but maybe not – FI and I are traveling a long way for my shower this summer. It’s going to be a “blink and you’re home” weekend, as it will be jam packed in between the shower. My mom, who is sweet and wonderful and all, has just gone ga ga over this new guy and he’s now her boyfriend I guess. We were talking via text the other night and she brings up FI and I meeting him possibly shower weekend.
Achk… I really don’t want to, especially when we’re already hella busy and this will still be relatively new by the time we make it there (less than a month and a half). What would you do? Like I said, mom is super sweet and such but gets very overly hopeful and excited about these things.
Post # 3
@mrs_pudding_pop: …you gotta eat right? Why not hook up and have dinner with them someplace? Restaurants have a nice atmosphere for meeting new people, it gives you plenty to talk about and has a prescribed time limit, pay the check and you’re done…easy!
Post # 4
@mrs_pudding_pop: My mom (who is not so sweet) is on her 5th divorce, so I get the “overly-exited” thing…trust me.
I haven’t met the last 2 husbands until after she married them, for the same reason. I always just made an excuse not to be go.
Post # 5
Why not just have brunch or lunch or dinner with him?
Post # 7
@Nona99: Hmmm. 🙂
The only other time I can imagine meeting this fellow is at our post wedding reception next spring so I guess a little dinner wouldn’t be so bad. Hopefully this one is a real deal, she got super excited over someone a few months back and he pulled the disappearing act.
Post # 8
It’s hard to get back into the game post divroce or widowed etc, so i think you should support her. I’d love it if my mum met someone new! She’s been single for years!!!!!! As long as he’s not a crazy person or a con artist or whatever. In fact, I’d want to meet him asap so i can approve!
Post # 9
Brunch, lunch, dinner, drinks… meet them for an hour or two! You’ll find out if he’s a keeper if he picks up the tab!
Post # 10
Yeah its an hour or two out of you life, no biggie.
Post # 11
@mrs_pudding_pop: If it’s important to your mom and you’d like to make her happy, meet him. I DARE you to call him “Uncle So-and-so” or “Daddy” a la Joan Crawford’s kids. HA!
Post # 12
Agree with having a meal together. Lunch is a nice non-commital one because you can bow out at any time with an excuse like “oh, we have to go do ‘x'”, reserve ‘y'”, etc.
Post # 13
Just meet with him. Dinner is a great time for that sort of thing! Pick somewhere with good food – at least if he sucks, the food won’t.
And then, if you don’t like him, do what my sister and I do and pronounce his name backwards.
Rob becomes Bor
Alan becomes Nala