Our Five Ring Circus: He Said WHAT?!?

Thursday, November 18, 2010

He Said WHAT?!?

This weekend, I had one of those moments where I was at a complete loss for words.

I can honestly say that I love my in-laws. They don't drive me completely crazy, which I know is a blessing. I am close to my mother-in-law, and have no problem with confiding in her. Including information about my time of the month.

My father-in-law is lovable, but he has no tact. He tells it like it is.

On Sunday, while visiting Grant's Nannie, my father-in-law sat down next to me on the couch. He stared at me for a few seconds, then said, "So...I heard all about your period." Then he began nodding his head.

I stared back at him, not really believing what I had just heard. I could feel my cheeks burning. Grant, his mom, and Nannie were in a deep conversation, and had no idea what had just happened. I was on my own with this one.

How was I supposed to reply to that?

After a few uncomfortable seconds, all I could muster was an, "oh yeah?" I mean, really, what was I supposed to say?!?

His response, while continuing to nod, was a short and simple, "Yep."

At that point, all I could do was laugh!

Definition of awkward? When your father-in-law tries to discuss your period with you!


  1. Awkward for sure! Who and why did anyone tell him about your period?!? That is kind of strange:)

  2. I was wondering what the whole story was. That's so funny!

  3. OMG....I would have died!!!! My dad one time mentioned it when I was a teenager and I was traumatized LOL...Thanks for the laughh!

  4. Oh wow. I would have been so completely red in the face...and not just for myself but the whole thing...completely awkward!

  5. I wish people realized before they married that they were marrying an entire family, not just their partners... It seems you did fine, though, those conversations are pretty typical believe it or not... Haha

  6. Ohmygosh - I am dying over here!

    I cannot for the life of me, ever imagine my father-in-law saying that to me! (He was the man who left the room if he even THOUGHT I was considering nursing my baby under fourteen blankets...)

    Still chuckling over your little conversation... you get the award for Most Awkward Moment!

    Thank goodness it wasn't at the Thanksgiving table, no? :)

  7. LOL!!! Awkward is most defiantly the word for that situation.

  8. OMG I read that on your twitter and was like what the hell? HA! Oh dear!

  9. You poor thing. i am sure that was so uncomfortable...I know what you mean. I love my in laws, but before we got married my mother in law gave me some intimate apparel the only problem was it was stuff she has worn!
    My husband was like throw that stuff out. It was really awkward...

  10. What in the world?? Why did your MIL feel the need to tell your FIL about your period? OMG.

    Yes, that is definitely the definition of awkward!

  11. my fil has probably said something along those lines to me. he's a doctor and dh is always discussing things with him...but NO! I would never want it discussed I don't care if he is a dr or not he's my FIL! Yeah GROSS!

  12. OH MY GOSH...has to be THE most awkward moment EVER...you poor thing!

  13. Ummm.... wow. that ws it? he said nothing else? How weird!


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