Post # 1
My parents are coming to visit tonight and my boyfriend and I have to do a “sweep” of anything related to weddings or marriage because we are not officially engaged and don’t want to raise my parents suspicions prematurely. Have you ever had to do anything like this? It is cracking me up to be hiding a magazine and some brochures! Sometimes the waiting thing is so serious and scary, but today I just have to laugh at myself. Just wanted to share to lighten anyone else’s day that might be not so great.
Post # 3
@Eulalia: My parents are fully aware of my waiting status and that it’s coming soon! So I’ve actually been doing venue research and one of them must have sent something to my parents house… so my moms just holding on to it! haha! My parents have known that Ive been waiting to get engaged for over a year… and if his parents don’t know it’s going to happen they’re blind as bats!
Post # 4
@Eulalia: Hah, no we never had to do this. We didn’t look at anything wedding related before we got engaged….. However, we do the sweep to get rid of anything pregnancy related now, as we are TTC and would die if my Mom found out! So I have a stash of prenatals etc 😉
Post # 5
@love108 – that is awesome! My parents have ‘subtly’ tried to find out if marriage was on the horizon. I just know that my parents are going to have lots of opinions about wedding related things and don’t want to have to deal with it before it is even an issue. I think they know it is relatively imminent (we just moved in together and my parents know I wouldn’t do that unless I was serious about marrying the guy). Can’t wait to see your engagement story soon! (fingers crossed)
@Sea_bass- wow, that is an even more critical sweep! I always feel silly when I do it! Good luck TTC! Fingers crossed for you, too!
Post # 6
@Eulalia: It helps we’ve been together 5 years. I could see it being a surprise beforoe year 2 or 3 (we were in college) so I can understand how that’s possible for you! I totally understand not wanting to get parents involved quite yet… my mom is already asking me why we won’t set a date in 2013 instead of waiting until 2014 (lots of reasons, mom!) but it comes from her heart . And she’s excited 🙂
Post # 7
No, the parents know it’s coming soon, and I don’t really have anything wedding-related for them to find (unless you count the WeddingBee bookmark on my browser).
We make sure the condoms/other “sex accessories” are hidden well out of sight, though