You’ve had the first date, and you have been going steady for a while now. That means there are a few more big steps on your horizon. Like… meeting the parents. Congrats on this milestone! Though that seems like a terrifying moment, don’t worry, they will love you! It is good, though, to be prepared. So, what are some things you can do to be ready for this meeting?!
We’ve had your back when it came to the beginning of the relationship, so of course, we have your back now! Alright, let’s get this prep started.
Ask a lot of questions
Though you want this time to be about them getting to know you and seeing how amazing you are, everyone likes to be able to talk about themselves. Don’t be afraid to ask questions, but make sure you are being an active listener and retaining what they are saying.
Ask them about how they met, what your SO was like as a baby, or if they have any funny memories of them that they can share with you! Another good question to ask is, “is there anything I can help you with?”
We’re sure they will say something like, “oh no, you are our guest, please relax”, BUT they will remember that you offered and that will score you some major points!
Feel your best
Making sure you feel your best may involve wearing makeup. Urban Decay has so many products to make you look your best, whether you go for a more natural look, or even for a full face. They have everything from A to Z and primer to setting spray! Plus, they just added Afterpay so you can buy now, and pay for it in smaller increments! Just in case you need to get a few new things.
Bring a sweet treat
If you are too nervous to make something on your own for the first meeting, but you also don’t want to show up empty handed, Mrs. Fields has you covered with their holiday gift baskets. Their baskets are full of amazing treats that everyone is sure to love. Cookie, brownies, yogurt covered pretzels, and so much more, and they are made to last over 10 days.
That way you can get your order in right away and have it ready for the big meeting! They will appreciate not having to make dessert, and they will be pleased that you wanted to contribute. Everyone wins!
Get a good night of sleep
Don’t underestimate the power of sleep! If you get a good night’s sleep for the few days before, you will feel well rested, refreshed, and ready to take on whatever they throw your way. But we know getting good sleep isn’t always easy.
Enter a weighted blanket from Bearaby. If you haven’t used a weighted blanket yet, be prepared to have your mind blown by this one.
Weighted blankets in general are used to reduce stress and anxiety by reducing your body’s cortisol level. It also increases your serotonin, which will help you to wake up from your deeper sleep cycle feeling happy and positive.
Plus, Bearaby uses only the highest-quality, sustainable materials and they steer clear of all plastic usage. You will most definitely get a guilt-free good night’s sleep under this one!
Ok, this one might seem like common sense, but it’s important to remind yourself of this fact. They don’t want their kid with someone who is uncomfortable with who they are. They want them with someone who is happy in their own skin, who is a positive influence on their child, and someone who is true to themselves. Wear something you feel confident and comfortable in, that really expresses who you are. They will be able to see the real you and from then on out, you won’t have to keep up any sort of facades because you have started your relationship with them on an honest foot!
If you only take one thing from this, we hope that you will just be you, be confident, and have fun! You will be great!