Meet the Parents
Boyfriend and I hit a mild milestone last night when he came over for my sister's birthday celebration. I think he and my parents at least saw one another at my surprise birthday party, but they were not introduced. Last night's family dinner was the big night, and I think it went just fine.
Poor Ray was very nervous, but very well prepared. Almost all his clothes were new, and he looked devilishly handsome. Like the best I'd ever seen him, maybe. Except for when he wears his Gap uniformy stuff. He looks pretty good in his church clothes too. But I digress. Have you ever known someone who bought new socks for an occasion such as this? It was super sweet. New clothes certainly are not required for an outing with the very casual Segos, but I was pleased to see a (mostly) confident, happy Ray. What a cruel, cruel shame that he moves in just a few weeks!
I'm on my way to the family reunion this weekend, and I'm a little nervous. Already my mom told me she thought Ray was really handsome and super nice. I'll likely spend the weekend hearing the immediate family extol his excellent qualities( hahaha, as if I need to be convinced!!) and then they'll spread the news of my currently successful, committment-lite relationship to the extended folks. They'll all want to talk about him all weekend. Because I like him so much, I'll want to talk about him too. But I worry that will serve as a reminder of our pending built-in breakup, which I've thus far been able to ignore. Ray asked me last night if I'll be ok when he leaves. I lied. I said yes. And ok, I will be all right. I'm tough. But I think I'm going to be more sad than I want to deal with right now. The solution? To just focus on having the most fun possible for right now. It's going to make it all harder later, but this is one case where I'll advocate living for today.