- 7 years ago
- Wedding: March 2014
Soooo, what had happened was…
My fiance and I went to his parents’ house for Thanksgiving this afternoon. When we got there, everyone was already there (his mom, dad, grandmother, sister, and sister’s beau). His dad was outside raking leaves, his mom and grandmother were in the kitchen, and his sister + boyfriend were watching football. So, I went in the kitchen, because that’s where I felt most comfortable. Oh, how I wish I would have gone and watched football! First, his mom asked to see my ring, even though she’s already seen it since Fiance showed it to her before he proposed. Then she had me show it to his grandma, who looked at it and looked a bit confused about what to say. She finally said “Ohhh, that’s pretty!” but I kind of felt like she was holding back what she really wanted to say. Then she said “So when’s the big day?” I told her in a couple years. She comes back with “Oh, so it’s more like a promise…?” I just smiled.
Now, a little background of FI’s grandma: She’s not American, she’s Japanese, so there’s always been a bit of a language and culture barrier between us. I’ve always had this sneaking suspicion that she doesn’t like me very much, or thinks her grandson can do better. She’s never said much of anything to me, other than asking me a question here or there, and we’ve certainly never had a full-on conversation, which makes the next occurance even stranger…
A little while after I had showed her the ring, his grandma scurries over to me and says “What did he say when he gave you the ring?” I was literally lost for words. The only person I’ve told what he said is my best friend, because she’s the only one I didn’t feel weird talking to about such gushy things. So, I was like “Uhhh, he said he loves me and he wants to marry me.” which is a gross oversimplification, but I wasn’t gonna recite his whole speech for his grandma! Haha. Oh, and by this time, Fiance had RUN out of the kitchen to not be witness to this awkwardness. Then she said something along the lines of “Oh, that’s so nice! I’m surprised!” She meant she was surprised that he would be so sweet because he can be shy (though he’s obviously not shy with me), not that she was surprised we were going to get married. Then his mom chimed in and said that they knew we would get married, but now it was sooner. And then his mom said “You know I want some grandkids!” And I gave a very enthusiastic “Ohhhh not yet!” OMG bees, get ready to be horrified…then his grandma turns to me and says “You guys do use protection, right?” Right in the middle of the kitchen, out loud. I. about. died. Seriously, I think my whole body was blushing when she asked me that. All I could really get out was a “Yes.” Holy Jesus. It was like top five most awkward moments of my life. BUT, as strange as it seems, after this little convo, I feel like she does actually like me, maybe because I’m officially going to be a member of the family soon.
It was terrible. Haha. Funny, but terrible. When I told Fiance about it after dinner, he could not stop laughing. I do see the humor in it, but it was so embarrassing!
Did any of you bees experience anything super embarrassing this Thanksgiving?