The worst thing that can happen when you’re meeting your girlfriend’s parents is when their father tries to live in denial of his daughter’s relationship.
Hey, Murphy’s Law applies to me too!!
But that is the truth and it has been for sometime now. The difference is that before this, we could all safely avoid the issue because we’re continents apart. Now that we’re all together in the same house, some things you can’t just run away from.
The only thing I can do now is like those of you have cheered me on before is to be who I always was. Of course, I assume that you’re not referring to the times when I can get melancholic, self-critical and otherwise isolated. Oh no, it would be a prerogative not to show that side of me to the parents. On the other hand, personal charm can only go far when people share with me their thoughts about things. So far, not a peep from the parents.
Her uncle on the other hand was much more talkative, which by far…well…I don’t what to make of it.
But despite the fact I’m scared shitless right now, this is what I’m going to do. I am going to be myself. I am going to just do what I have always done in cases like this and treat her parents like anyone I have met for the first time. Most of all, I’m not going to try hard because I know my limitations and I do not intend to stuff up the next 48 hours.
Mel graduation deserves to go without a hitch and one way or another this is about her limelight not mine, nor her parents and I intend to see to it that happens. The only thing that can be done is to put my foot forward one step at a time and maybe, just maybe, things will go for the better.
Here’s to small miracles. So wish me luck.