Sunday, January 25, 2009

Meet the Parents

Have you seen the Ben Stiller movie, Meet the Parents? The comical things that happen to this poor guy the first time he goes out to see his girlfriend's parents is just amazing. It doesn't help that his future father-in-law is a former CIA agent and definitely knows how to interrogate a guy.

Well, my sister-in-law brought her new boyfriend over to visit tonight. All day yesterday, I was trying to come up with ways to initiate this guy into our family craziness. I was going over all the uncomfortable questions and scenarios that I could come up with in my mind and just never really settled on anything...well, that and I'm not that mean-hearted that I'd actually go through with it anyway.

The bottom line is...we met him. He's normal and not crazy, and really very likable. My sister-in-law thinks very highly of him (as does my father-in-law) so that translates into the very high probability that he is a very good guy that we will learn to love as time goes by.

We'll see what happens! Exciting times!!


Emily said...

I cannot watch that movie without crying! My heart is too sensitive and I think they were just so incredibly mean to him, that I can hardly bear to watch it! Crazy, I know, but I can't help myself!

Caryn said...

Glad you finally got to know the new beau. I am sure he is a great guy if C thinks so highly of him. The real question is...what did String Bean think?

Christy said...

In our family you don't have to 'do' anything to intimidate people. Just seeing how large our family is can be enough for some people. Some go running and screaming after just one reunion. If someone comes back a second time, that usually means they're already 'in'.

Mandie said...

String Bean seemed equally as intrigued as the rest of us!

Caryn said...

String Bean is an excellent judge of character, so I say it is settled, the new beau is a great guy! Congrats to C!