As organized and on-top-of-things I may seem to be, the one task I've been dreading the most is having Hunny Bunny's and my parents meet for the very first time.
And now I've been informed that they will be coming for a visit next weekend. (They live about a 5-hour drive away.) I know, we've been together for nearly 5 years and they still haven't met each other!
I guess it just never came up. Speaking of coming up though, I think I just threw up a little bit in my mouth.
Honestly, I've probably only seen his parents maybe 10 times total. HB on the other has gone on vacation with me and my family. Lucky him.
Now I'm scrambling to think of a place where everyone will be comfortable for dinner.
It needs to be a little bit loud, not too intimate - so that there will be less uncomfortable silences. (Notice I said less!)
HB's not much help when it comes to conversation either. He rarely helps the conversation along because he's not into participating and he's not really good about including other people in the conversation, especially when it requires translations. I guess I'll just start yammering away about the planning so far and hope that that's enough.
I also don't really know what they like to eat because when we visit them, HB's mom usually cooks Vietnamese food. I do know that they like the Olive Garden, but I don't want to take them somewhere where they can eat at home... Fortunately, HB's parents and my parents aren't prentetious eaters (like me!) so I'm sure they'll be happy and gracious with where ever we choose.
Anyway, what do you think? Any suggestions? I don't want to take them anywhere they might not get i.e. some place that serves small food that's stacked up pretty. Maybe Asian food, but that seems too casual. I don't want to choose a place where we have to wait an hour for a table because they don't take reservations. How tacky would I look if that were to happen?
I'm probably just adding undue pressure on myself because I want it to be perfect and I want them to like each other. Oh whatever. I just want everyone to like me!
And what am I going to wear?! Now that's a task that I don't mind concentrating on.
On the brightside, maybe we'll be able to hammer out the details of some of the traditional things both cultures may want to include during the festivities. At the very least, I can get HB's mom's guest list.
1 year ago