P is for Parents
Next week, I'm going up to stay with my boyfriend Matt and will also be meeting his Mum, Dad and sister for the first time. So it's almost time for the old 'meet the parents' moment, hopefully his Dad isn't like Jack Byrnes from the memorable comedy, as I don't think I'd be laughing as much if it were me!
In my time - only 19 years - I've met a lot of parents, both friends and boyfriend's parents. Parents often love me (I like to think), I'm polite and friendly. I clean up after myself, I like thanking people for everything they do and I like to actually spend time around their families rather than hide away in their room.
But boyfriend's parents are always tough. I've had my fair share of silly little relationships and some more serious ones, but I always seem to meet the parents no matter what. Some parents were actually interested in their son's girlfriend, some didn't even know who I was (this tends to be the guys fault). I've been out with various guys; skaters, musicians, the sporty type, chavs (to my dismay), lads, a guy who's a bit of everything (music, surfing, skateboarding, sporty) and currently, Matt, who is a photographer and studying a Masters degree in International Business. So, I've had my mixture of boyfriends and therefore a mixture of parents.
Meeting the parents always racks my nerves. I always worry about making a good impression and I have in the past made bad ones - but alas I was young and foolish. With my last ex boyfriend I became quite close with his family and still like to see them, and hopefully my relationship with Matt's family will be just as good or better!
What was it like when you first met your partners parents?