I Am So Nervous, Part 2.My in-laws showed up about mid-morning. When they came in, they did not acknowledge me in any way. No hellos. My MIL didn't even look at me. I sat in the living room with them and my husband. I talked a bit here and there, and my FIL seemed a bit warmer to me than my MIL. My MIL only looked at me a few times, and only when I said something.
They were here for two reasons - 1) to attend a wedding, and 2) to pick up our son. They stayed for about an hour, maybe less, and went off to the wedding. They would return in the afternoon to get our son. My husband went off to work, so when they returned, he wasn't here. But when they came back the second time, they were more engaging. No hugs or anything, but more talkative. Probably because my husband wasn't here and they didn't have a choice. ha.
So the first meeting was tense, but I participated as much as I thought necessary in the conversations. It wasn't horrible, but at times I felt like crying.