- 6 years ago
So, some of you may remember my tearful post several months ago about my jerkface ex who dragged me around in the dirt for several weeks before finally dumping me. I thank you again for all of your support at that difficult time, and am happy to report to all of you that since moving to D.C., I have met a very nice (and rididculously attractive) young man, who I have been seeing for a few months now.
He works in the broadcast industry, so he travels for work a LOT (we’re talking, like, gone maybe two out of every three weeks a lot). He happens to be taking a trip to the Bahamas over the Thanksgiving holiday for work, and because I have been stressed out about work and school lately, and did not really get a break over the summer he invited me to come along! One little extra detail, though: his dad is in the same business, and is also working the event- which means that his whole family (parents, brother, and two sisters) are also “tagging along.”
Now, don’t get too freaked out. This is not a big deal. We’re really trying to take things slow, but this is just a convenient way for me to have a “real” vacation (sweet of him, right?) and for us to spend a little more time together. Plus, when am I ever going to have this chance again?
Anyway, here’s my question: even though he and I aren’t super serious NOW, you never know what’s going to happen in the future, so of course I want his family to like me. I’m a little nervous, because I haven’t had the best of luck with families in the past (I’m usually great with dads and brothers, but moms seem to have issues with me, and I have never dated a guy with sisters). I know that all I can do is be myself and hope for the best, but if there are any tips that have worked for you guys in the past, please feel free to share!
Also, since I am kind of crashing their family vacation, I feel like I should bring something. The problem, however, is that I really want to keep my luggage to a minimum (carry-on only- no one wants to be “that girl,” who brings five bags for a week long trip). Alcohol is always a good idea, but I don’t drink much, so I have no idea how to pick “good” varieties, and I don’t know what his parents like. I’m from St. Louis, and will be going home for a week in October. When he traveled to StL, he went to our famous candy store, Crown Candy Kitchen, and liked it, so I was thinking it might be cute to bring his family some candy from there? But worried about carrying it in the bags?
I want to do something to thank them for inviting me on this trip, but I don’t want to make it seem lie a huge deal, and I am restricted by the luggage. What do you guys think? Any suggestions? Thanks in advance!!!!!