I am living a Meet the Parents moment this holiday weekend. If you are familiar with the movie starring Ben Stiller and Robert De Niro you know that Ben Stiller, who plays Greg Focker, spends a weekend meeting his girlfriend’s parents. During the weekend, despite Focker’s best intent, everything that can go wrong, goes wrong.
I am spending this weekend with Michael’s family. I am meeting them for the first time. Oh God, I hope I am not a Focker. I have the best intentions…but heaven knows that the best of intentions can go awry and the weekend is still young.
In the movie, it all ended well for Focker as his good intentions were ultimately more valued than the comedy of errors the weekend became. That gives me hope. I really care about Mike and I like his family – if I end up being a Focker, I hope that my good intentions will save the day. But just in case, pray for me please…and pray for Mike’s family.
Day eight hundred and seventy of the new forty – obla di obla da