So... I just finished an alarming conversation with my mom and younger sister.
I always knew that my dad had some hesitation about me and my boyfriend getting engaged ''so young''... He says he''d prefer if we waited till I was ''done school'' which after all these years has changed to being done ALL my school (masters included)! It has (here and there) been expressed that I should wait till my older sister is married as well.
She was engaged on Christmas Day of 2007. Her wedding is not until November of this year.
She has had her engagement party and what not.
We will OBVIOUSLY not do it amidst any of their wedding celebrations or too close to their wedding.
I asked my older sister if she would be mad if we got engaged before they were married and she said she would not be mad, as long as its not like AT their wedding - duh.
However, my conversation today really opened my eyes to the fact that no one in my family will be too happy when we get engaged. I have been nervous for my boyfriend talking to my dad because I fear he''ll say no; however, boyfriend reassures me that they will work it out and not to worry. If it hasn''t been evident enough - I am a worrier.
Anyway, my mom and younger sister suddenly jumped on the bandwagon telling me that I should wait and it would be better even it is the day after my older sister is married.
I think this is preposterous. It seems as if everyone expects us to wait until its a right time for them - until my boyfriend''s brother is married, until my cousin is christened, until another cousin is born, until my boyfriend''s cousin gets married, until the other gets married, until my friend gets married, then until my sister gets married.. well, what will happen then?
Maybe my sister will get pregnant right away. Maybe someone else will get engaged and then I''ll be ''stealing their thunder'' too.
UGH. I am so upset now. It honestly broke my heart to hear these comments...
I''m sorry for ranting. My boyfriend is working overtime today so I can''t instantly call and talk with him about it, so here I am