(Closed) Post your Thanksgiving rants here! :)

posted 7 years ago in Waiting
Post # 3
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone.

I live in Canada, so I don’t exactly have a Thanksgiving rant, but I do feel your pain.

My boyfriend keeps buying expensive toys too, and he’s even planned a guys trip away in February, which makes me feel like he’s not as serious about getting engaged as I previously thought. 

I also have finished all of his Christmas shopping and paid close attention to all the things he has been hinting for.  Last night he says “I still have no idea what you want”. HA!  Ridiculous.

I’m definitely feeling some bitterness this week.

I truly hope that your engagement wishes come true soon.  Who knows, maybe he did say something to your dad about it, inbetween discussing electronics and just wanted to keep it a secret.

Oh, and I totally get your feelings about the family bringing up the issue.  Mine have stopped mentioning it, but at the same times say things to my SO and I like “you know, when I was your age I was already married”.  The last time those words were uttered I replied snarkily with “I’ll probably be old and grey when it’s my turn”.  SO gave me the look of death. LOL

 

Post # 4
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

I read a quote in a magazine the other day, but I can’t remember it word-by-word.  The guy said something like “Don’t expect a ring each big holiday or special occasion.  Guys feel pressured already so when it comes to these, they freak out big time.”

Post # 5
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692 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

My Thanksgiving dinner itself wasn’t too bad.  Just me, dad, and dad’s SO, and my dad is probably the LAST person I’d ever expect pressure from.  He’s not really “into” marriage (he’s had 3 failed ones) so it didn’t come up at all.

Boyfriend or Best Friend only made me sad b/c he didn’t really seem to care that I wasn’t with him.  He was more upset that all the members of “his” generation didn’t show up to the big family dinner; they were all with their spouses/SOs.  Some of them used to leave early/show up late, but this year they all bagged it completely.  Boyfriend or Best Friend was pretty sad thinking that this is going to be the new trend and the big family parties are ending.  I pointed out that, someday, we’ll have to split holidays.  His responce?  “Well, I’ll always go to all of my parties.  I don’t like it when people show up late or leave early, I’ll always be there for all of it.  And then I can go to your family things afterward.  I mean, we live together, we see each other all the time.” …… 😐

Post # 8
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684 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

@MisfitPrincess: okay… I SOOOOO understand the “shit for the truck” thing… My SO has been “fixing” up his car for the last two years.  He just bought new wheels 5 months ago and are now getting custom wheels made.  :/ boys and their toys.  He also was looking at all the “good deals” online last night as well.  Ugh.

I know the proposal isn’t happening for a bit, next month- supposedly.  But the spending money thing is grating on me.  We had a discussion about it a couple days ago… and I know he’s not going into debt but grrrrrr… it’s irritating. 

 

 

Post # 9
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

@MisfitPrincess: It was in Glamour.  I know I’m totally off on what he said, but it’s basically the same thing.

Post # 10
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692 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

@MisfitPrincess: Yeah, I think law school has stalled some of this a bit; he’s still in “college mode”, where you stay with your folks during all of winter and summer break.

My dad and his parents only live about 20 mins apart, its even a really easy drive between the two.  Which is why I hop between them for Christmas, usually.  My mom, on the other hand, lives about as far away as one possibly could while still being in the same state, so seeing her is a bit more of a trip.  I have to block out at least 3 consecutive days for a visit, which is utterly impossible for a law student to do, so Boyfriend or Best Friend hasn’t gone with me since she moved there.

Post # 11
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5993 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

grandfather…..just looked down at my hand and sighed, and then walked away.

im sorry bUt i gotta admit to laughing a bit at this part

Post # 12
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2731 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

My Thanksgiving rant is much less frustrating and more embarrassing. FI’s grandma asked me if we use “protection.” Ummm awkward much?

Post # 13
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823 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Wow this sounds really frustrating! I would have felt the same way. At the same time, even if your boyfriend and your dad were having a conversation about a potential proposal, he might not have disclosed that information to you! So don’t give up hope! 

 

My Thanksgiving was actually pretty good! My boyfriend spent the holiday with me and my family who flew in from out of town. We took a tour of some old mansions and my stepmom was asking how much it would cost to rent one for a wedding. It has me excited that they will be chipping in when my boyfriend does finally propose. πŸ™‚

Post # 15
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1235 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

My FI’s parents came over to my parents house for a joint thanksgiving..it was weird for me. Im not a huge fan of them anyway.

After dinner, his mom kept bringing up displaying her pictures at our wedding which I already told her that I DID NOT want to do. Finally, I excused myself to go to the bathroom and just didnt come back to the table because I couldnt handle it anymore.

Post # 16
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5993 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

btw, as we dont have thanksgiving down here my thursday rant is my $1250 dentist bill – what i could have done with that money elsewhere πŸ™

only good thing that came from it was i was ordered to eat icecream for dinner πŸ™‚

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