So I have a cute little update (or at least I think it's cute)
At my family's over Thanksgiving, BF "officially talked to" my mom to, I guess you'd say get her blessing/officially inform her/etc that he would like to marry me. Awwww.
It might sound silly (after all we are 30, don't live near her, and don't have the ring yet......), but for him it was a big deal and something he wanted to do in person. He is from a different culture where "respect for elders" is important and wanted to have a conversation wherein he officially told her. She thought it was sweet that he "officially talked to" her, even though she knew what was going on and this doesn't really come as a surprise to anyone, lol.
I would normally somewhat bristle at the idea of having to "ask permission" but this IMO is somewhat different, BF just wanted to be 'respectful' of my mom in his own way....
Did anyone else's SO do this, or are planning to do this? I do think there's a difference between having an "official conversation" with family, as opposed to the sexist "your daughter is property" mindset and thus you must ask permission, bleh.
Anyway that was my sweet news from the holiday. Hope y'all had good Thanksgivings