Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Introducing the BF to the sibs

Leaving for SF tonight for Thanksgiving, and then Chris is flying in on Friday to attend our friends' wedding on Saturday, also in SF. My sibs wanted to meet him (not ready to introduce him to the parents yet), and 2 of my cousins caught word and wanted in too. I'm really excited to start introducing him to more of my family!

The one minor snag is Chris just got laid off. Like JUST last week, while I was in India. It sucks, but I'm not that concerned- he's a smart guy and I think he'll find a new job soon enough. I am just a little worried about my sibs and cousins hearing that one thing and focusing on it too much. Do you think I'm the worst boyfriend in the world if I ask him to just pretend he didn't get laid off at lunch with my family? I don't really see much downside, and it will keep the conversation from being too awkward, right?

Ugh, I'm so bad at all this.


  1. Hey, just found your blog and started reading it...I am going to follow it as it seems to speak to my adventures too, that I am starting to chronicle. Thanks for all the resources too,


  2. how cute the bf meeting the sibs.

  3. I don't think that would be terribly wrong if you sort of sweep the fact under the rug, so to speak. It's just one time, you'll have plenty of time to correct the "oversight", or perhaps by the next time it comes up, he'll be back amongst the employed. That totally sucks though, the way the economy is, etc.

    Have a good holiday and good meal!

  4. Why would you have to tell them? I mean, isn't that the sort of personal item that he can tell, or not, in conversation, rather than something that has to be part of your introduction.

    "Fred, Myrna, this is Chris."

    Not, "Fred, Myrna, this is Chris, and he just got laid off."

    IOW, you don't tell them. He does if he feels like it. But no need for you to lie about it either.