I am ďinheritingĒ my boyfriendís extremely tight knit family.
I have never had a close family. Iím actually pretty envious and look forward to being apart of it.
But apparently, his brother saw the slight look of shock when we went to his parentsí house for brunch (first time meeting them, I had met the brother before.) my b/f greeted both of his parents with both a hug and kiss. I was introduced and I offered my hand.
I donít think Iíve hugged my mom since I was about ten years old. Itís not that Iím uncomfortable with hugs, Iím a very affectionate person. Just usually I hug friends, people I know well.
Brunch went a bit awkward. He told his parents that I was vegetarian. There was nothing I would eat. when the dishes got passed around family style, and I just passed it on, his mom asked why I didnít take any. I politely said I donít eat eggs. This apparently really upset his mom because she thought she was making a vegetarian brunch especially for me.
She asked if she could make me an egg white omelet. My mind was screeching *I just said I donít eat eggs and you offer me an omelet? Think about what you just said* Instead I just said ďno thanks, Iím fineĒ
Afterwards, my b/f told me next time I should offer his parents a hug, since theyíre going to be my family too, they want to accept me.
I asked if I offended his mom by not eating. He said his mom does take a lot of pride in always being a good host and not letting anyone leave hungry. So she probably does feel bad. But most likely will blame him for not giving her more specific instructions on my diet rules.
Did anyone else have a culture shock with anotherís family? I like them., we just need to get used to each other a bit.
Did anyone else have a bit of adjusting to do with their SOís family? How did it go?