Andrew and Dominic – Our Story – Meeting the Parents

I have to start by saying that I did not have much experience with serious boyfriends before meeting Dominic.  He and I met in February and I had agreed to take Dominic to his parents for Easter since he didn’t drive.  This was to be the first time meeting is very Catholic parents.  I will confess to being a little nervous.

The drive from Milwaukee where he and I were living to Green Bay was a little nerve racking.  Dominic of course said all the usual things.  When we arrived, his mom and dad came out to greet us and they were a little standoffish to me.  I had expected that.  It wasn’t as though Dominic and his parents had talked a great deal about him being gay.  He’d told them, but they just didn’t talk about it.  And here I was, the boyfriend.  They were polite and invited us inside where Dominic’s mother was cooking up a feast.

The one thing I have to say is that if you’ve seen any pictures of Dominic, you know he’s shirt.  Well in his family, he’s the tall one.  When I stepped into that house, I felt like the Jolly Green Giant.  His mom was under five feet and his dad might have been as well.  I actually hit my head on the living room ceiling fan light.

Dominic’s mother was an outgoing lady and we talked and got to know one another.  The meal was terrific and when we left she sent us home with food, and gave me extra of the dessert I liked.  But the most amazing thing was that when I said goodbye, Ramona gave me a hug and told me to be sure to come back again.  Other than Dominic himself, it was the sweetest surprise I’d gotten in years.


More to come.



7 Responses to “Andrew and Dominic – Our Story – Meeting the Parents”

  1. Alisa (Lee) Murphy

    Awww….why is meeting the parents always so stressful? LOL How sweet it turned out for you though! 😉

  2. Tempeste O'Riley

    So glad your first ‘meet the parents’ went so well! And yeah, being tall (or around those that are height challenged) can make you feel even more like an outsider. No fun. Sweet that she took to you so well, but then, hey, you’re very likable lol

  3. Sable

    I love reading stories like this. I had a similar experience when my beloved took me to meet her parents in Colorado. (PS I loved reading your stories set in Milwaukee, since that is where we live). I can’t wait to read the rest of Dominic and your story.

  4. Stephanie H.

    So glad it went well

  5. Stacia

    Under 5 feet huh? I wonder if I’m related to Dominic? I’m only 4’8 afterall 😀 I wonder if the standoffishness (if that’s not a word, it is now) was due to shyness. Sounds like they did a complete 180. I’m glad it turned into a good experience for you.

  6. Paula Roper

    This is a very touching story. Happy that things turned out well.

  7. Mary

    Meeting the “in-laws” is never fun! Even if they like you. But, Andrew, they will love you because you love their son & because you are *you*! 🙂


Leave a Reply