My Boyfriend (I hate calling him that cause we're in our 30's) and I have been together for 3 years. We are not really close to marriage or anything of that nature as we are taking it very slow and just enjoying our relationship with no pressure. I have a 10 yr old and a 5 year old and they love him to pieces. He has a 14 yr old and the boys all get along like brother's (all are DS's) and are very close.
I know my BF's family well and we actually grew up in the same town and have known eachother for years and our familie's have known eachother and even our Ex's families know eachother, it's a small town in the South that we're from so it's typical. However, my children have never met my BF's parents. This is our 3rd Christmas together and his Step-mom wants me to bring my children to their family Christmas. With my mentality of "taking it slow" I'm a little nervous and reluctant to introduce my children to a whole new side of a family that they are not familiar with. They've never met them before and won't so Christmas Day will be the very first time. His step-mother is seemingly nice . I've always known her to have a tendancy to be two-faced but never had a problem with her and kinda feel like she just genuinely wants to meet my children but Christmas is a lot of pressure to me. Am I being weird about this? I told her we would bring them by and she said she was going to have gifts for them but I"m concerned that my children may be uncomfortable and we should have this first meeting on a regular day. My BF says it's not as big a deal as I'm making it but I'm very protective of my children and don't want them to feel awkward or out of place .I grew up with step-grandparents that I never felt comfortable around and I know how it feels so I don't want to put that on them....
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