Thursday, March 8, 2012

Bubble Issues and Meeting In-laws

Mama’s Losin’ It

Inspired by Mama Kat's Writer's Workshop...

5.) Describe what it was like meeting your in-laws for the first time?

Ok so this one was really easy...but I must first preface this by saying at the time my husband and I started dating I still had pretty major bubble issues thanks to my ex husband. I was not really comfortable with people being in my space until I said it was OK. Keep that in your mind as you read this tale...

J and I started dating in February. He met my parents in April on Easter Sunday. So we planned a trip for August over his birthday to visit his family. We arrived at his sister T's house. And I met T, her husband J, and my J's other sister M. All of them gave big huge hugs from the get go. Hi this is Meg...{BIG HUG and KISS on the cheek} my girlfriend. Now I will say to this day I still adore T and she and I get along great. But I was a bit overwhelmed by the outpouring of affection. 

Then we left there and went to his parent's house. I didn't even get in the door before I got the BIG HUG and KISS on the cheek. On the outside I smiled through all this because until I told them a year later they didn't know how uncomfortable I was. J's sister T smacked him and said he should have told them so I wouldn't be so overwhelmed. No harm done. I love my in-laws and they are wonderful people.

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SouthMainMuse said...

It is funny how some of us are touchers and some aren't. Glad you have in-laws who love you very much.

Mama Kat said...

Oh my gosh I definitely have a bubble too! I'm comfortable hugging now but a kiss would have sent me crawling back out of the house. It's SO nice that people want to embrace us and bring us into the family...but some people just aren't made for that kind of affection from the get go!