Post # 1
I don’t know my future in-laws well and would like to get to know them. My FI and I are in a long distance relationship and we don’t get to visit with each other often. So when I visit him, we like to maximize our time together, while meeting and getting to know his family.
I have met his family and like them, but I can only spend a few hours with them at a time before I need time and space alone.
FI’s mom likes to kayak, hike, read, write, and sew.
FI’s dad likes chopping wood and feeling useful.
FI’s sister likes to draw, play instruments, and play computer/console games.
Please let me know what some of your ideas/experiences are on good ways to get to know future in-laws for an hour or two at a time that goes a little beyond these activities. Thanks! 🙂
Post # 3
Not sure on where you live? Can you get to a city? Maybe see a play or something like Blue Man Group and then have a quick bite to eat after? Maybe after a play (or even a movie) go to dinner..then you have a topic to talk about as well so you aren’t just sitting there in total silence.
Or maybe call for pizza or chinese and play games that are interactive, like guesstures or something like that?
Post # 4
Craft shows with the FMIL, grilling food with FFIL, and just sit down and play a video game with FSIL. Sorry that is all that came to mind.
Post # 5
FI mom or sister- go to a class together- cooking, crafting, floral arranging; volunteer somewhere together- the food bank, charity thrift shops etc can always use help, cook a meal and then have lunch together
FI’s Dad- do you have things that need fixing or repair? He would probably enjoy helping you out with things around the house, maybe even teaching you how to do some things.