I met my future in-laws at an informal 'dinner out' just two months after Mijnheer van Voorhees and I began dating. It was a little early but they lived quite far away and they had to take what they could get. His 6-year-old brother and I embraced awkwardly (a trend that has never really changed over the last 13 years), his women-folk fretted about how to split the bill (a trend that has never really...etc., etc.) and I stood about in an what-should-I-do manner (a trend...ahem).
In The Quiet Professor, Megan dates The Prat for a year and then is engaged for 6 months before meeting his Unspeakable Mother and, in turn, bringing him home to meet the family. Perhaps she knew, even then, that her sister was not to be trusted around men. Anyway, for someone who lived as close to home as she does (within 100 miles!) I contend that, unless they are unusually awful in some way, this is way too late to be meeting 'his people'.
My question is three-fold:
- When did you meet the in-laws?
- Did it go well?
- What were you wearing and was it calculated to please in any way?