Friday, November 4, 2011

“Do you like Oprah?”

Hi guys, it’s me. Been a while, I know, but keeping this short…

So I’m sitting in my big chair trying to watch TV, but my daughter’s boyfriend/fiancé/whatever is here waiting for her. It will be a couple of hours before she gets home and we have absolutely nothing to say to each other. Nada. Zip. Zilch.

It’s freakin awkward! If it wasn’t for the dog snoring, you could hear a pin drop.

So I’m watching Oprah's LifeClass, but not comprehending what Oprah is trying to teach me about life because I feel this pressure to break this silence in the room and strike up a conversation with my future son-in-law (OMG, son-in-law! Did I just say that!).  

Me: "Do you like Oprah?"

Him:  "Well, I don't hate her."

That's it. I've run out of things to talk about.

The dog's awake now. I think he senses the tension. He’s sitting in between us as if he’s about to referee an MMA fight.  


  1. I cannot fathom being at the point of having a son-in-law!! I'm sure you guys will feel more comfortable with each other over time. BTW, my feelings about Oprah are the same as your SIL's.

  2. Hi Pauline! I'm still trying to wrap my head around it. Here was here earlier and I could tell he was really trying. I'll keep trying as well and like you said over time... LOL on Oprah comment!

  3. Yeah, I LOVE Oprah's Lifeclasses. As a matter of fact, I love them better than I loved the Oprah show.

    Eesh. Doesn't sound promising... but you never know! He doesn't hate her, that's a start! ;)

  4. too funny, i've been there! embrace the silence... :) when you embrace it, the tension melts away!