- 3 years ago
Just wanted to post a quick update because I’m so grateful to those of you who wrote kind words of encouragement to me in my other post! 🙂
I met my SO’s mom yesterday and I think it went really well! I was a nervous wreck going into it because I’d never been in a “meet the parents” situation before, and I know he gave her basically no information about me…well, he gave her some false info because he’s a bit of a stinker. >.< Also, we’re an interracial couple so I kind of worried that there’d be a bit of a visual shock at first.
His mom was super gracious and sweet. She loved the flowers and hand-knit potholder I gave her, and she even forgot to greet my SO at first because she was busy making me feel welcome. 🙂 The first question she asked me was if my SO was treating me well and I said he was. She said, “Good. He’s a good guy.” And I thought it was very sweet of her to “sell” him to me when I was already there to meet her! 😛
My SO is really quiet when we’re not alone or with a few of his best friends – so he was almost silent the whole time. Didn’t speak much or help facilitate conversation. >.< But his mom is nice and I’m generally outgoing, so thankfully I didn’t really need his help.
His mom likes to cook for him so she made us a table full of great food, which I happily ate. Then, she mentioned that she wanted a knife set from a certain chain store but wasn’t sure if it was at the nearest location because there was a huge discount. I offered to take her there since I had my car with me – SO doesn’t have a car – and we went. They *just* sold it before we got there, so we asked them to look it up for us, and we found it at the next town over. 🙂
SO’s mom was thrilled and we went home to unwrap the set together. Then after a bit, SO started rushing me to leave, and his mom walked us out with lots of food. She told me it was nice to meet me, and she said to visit her often. She also said she’s counting on me to make SO visit her more often, and I promised I would. 🙂
So happy it went well! Now the next step is for my SO to meet my mom…am nervous about this because his social skills aren’t nearly as sharp as mine, but lucky for him I will be much more helpful. 😛
Thank you so much, bees!!! <3