Well, I survived. It was.....fine. That's the best word I can come up with, I think.
Non confrontational people are perfectly fine to spend time with, as it happens. Because there aren't any, you know, confrontations.
So after two years, we show up at the kids place, everyone hugs (! yes! Hugs! Even me!), says hi, and....that's it. We have a perfectly normal day hanging out. Weird.
I thought there was some coolness directed my way, but it wasn't too obvious.
What happens next? Who the hell knows. At one point when we were briefly alone, my sister in law leaned over to me and said, she's heavily medicated these days, it'll be fine.
I guess the trick will be keeping them at a reasonable distance and not getting sucked into expectations for future obligations.
I did fail in my one goal. I had decided my goal was to call my inlaws something. After ten years of marriage, plus 3, nearly 4 years before that, my in-laws still expect me to call them Mr and Mrs. So yesterday I decided I was gonig to walk up to them and say, Betty, FRank, nice to see you again.
I chickened out. Got by 4 hours without calling them anything. Fail. Maybe next time.
What do you call your inlaws?
4 days ago