- 7 years ago
Back in the day when SO and I first started conversations about getting married, SO said that my mom would always be the one laying on the pressure about us getting married first. He said his family wouldn’t really say anything because they don’t care….
Well guess who’s cranking up the heat? (If you haven’t already read the title) HIS MOM!
She’s now officially talked to me about it at least 5 times since October and with him at least twice that I know about.
Now, some of you may remember me talking about some camera drama about a month back wherein he wanted a nice camera, I said I’d buy him it as an engagement present when he was ready, and then he wanted it RIGHT NOW so badly he was “willing to spend [his] own money on it”, and then wanted to use MY Best Buy card to purchase it because it was “interest free”. Well, anywho, after reaching my “I’m actually nervous about getting engaged/married, there’s so much I would like to accomplish financially first (pay off debt, pay off car, finish my associates, establish a nice chunk of change in my savings account, etc)”, knowing he really wanted this camera, his birthday being today, and us leaving for Jamaica on Thursday, I caved and gave it to him yesterday.
Now the whole point of this post – I give him the camera yesterday at his aunt’s where we had his birthday and what does his mom start doing after he opens it?? Singing “going to the chapel anddd, we’re going to get married”. Of course everyone is confused where his sister kindly steps in and says, “well, he said it was unfair that he should have to buy a $5000 ring and he gets nothing in return”, which then led to his uncle throwing out SO now “owed me”, followed by an awkward facilitated smooch in front of everyone. To make it worse? His gramma then asked us, “are you guys engaged?” to which we had to explain that we had just discussed it one day and he had joked about him not getting a e-gift, and thus the joke….
Whew! Go figure… I’m cooled off about the whole marriage bit for now and his family is vamping up! Even I’M feeling the pressure to get engaged. I always knew when I was least wanting it is when something like this would happen.
All stress aside, at least we should get some amazing pictures on our trip – which of course I will share 🙂
Sorry – this got a little long.