Ever seen the movie? Our Thanksgiving Day was shaping up to resemble the plot from it.
Background info: Daughter Marisa has been dating Justin for now just over a year. Politically, we are pretty much to the RIGHT, and Justin and his folks lean way to the LEFT. Though they have been dating for over a year, we had never "met his family". We did get introduced to his Mom back in June when she attended Marisa's Dance Recital, but, being so crowded, we didn't really get to know her.
Well, the kids thought that Thanksgiving would be a good time for us to finally meet. Marisa was very concerned that it could turn into a disaster due to our "differences". She dropped several hints to her Mom that she was hoping I could "behave myself" and not create a stir!
Wednesday night, she and Justin went to a local pub to reconnect with old friends in town for the holiday and at 1:00 A.M., texted Momma that "the kids needed a ride home". Kim and I went down and picked them up. I drove them in her truck to Justin's house and Kim picked me up there. On the way, I asked Marisa if she was afraid that I'd "misbehave" T'giving at Justin's parents house. She said that she hoped that we would not discuss any politics.
I told her that I would avoid it like the plague....but, if they started it, then I'd just change the subject like a Jehovah's Witness and preach to them the merits of accepting Jesus Christ as their personal Savior!
We got home around 2:00A.M. and I crashed (after working 12 hours straight on Wednesday. I slept in till 1:45 P.M Thurs afternoon, so I didn't have much time to "worry about the upcoming meeting".
We arrived at their house at 4:00 P.M. and were warmly welcomed and sat around chatting about life in generaland common aquaintences.
After about 10 minutes, I was fully at ease, and started being myself....cracking jokes... telling funny stories about Marisa's childhood, etc.
The dinner and fellowship was terrific! They are really nice people, and we look forward to spending more time with them!
Hell, I even performed a little "after dinner magic" for them!