I admit, it can be daunting to “date” a member of the Warren family. I understand. The first time I met my husband’s side of the family, it was Thanksgiving, and aside from his 6 siblings, there were about 23 people staying at the house. Not exaggerating. I hid alot in my room.
But, after being married for nearly 25 years, I’ve not only grown accustomed to the chaos, I regularly contribute to it. I like the loud laughter of my family, the way we hang out in the kitchen when we’re together, randomly singing songs, or acting out moments of epic Warren history, or simply talking about life. And Football. (no Warren conversation is complete without Football).
I forget that we can be a slightly scary bunch. Thankfully, most of the people my children have dated have managed to fit in well, hold their own, and even give back. We had a few glitches along the way, and have tried, oh, we’ve tried, to change our wicked ways. But the truth is, a person has to have a bit of backbone, wit and even courage to survive a weekend, even when we are on our best behavior.
There are tell tale signs that someone might make it. Like their ability to play on a team with our resident Rook Master, David, and hold their own. And their ability to quote random Princess Bride lines, and even sing along to Journey’s Don’t Stop Believing (which we will randomly start singing just because we must). And a person needs to be willing to be cutthroat in their own way as they play Munchkin (If you haven’t tried it, I highly recommend it).
Most of all, they have to have a sense of humor.
We want to extend a warm high five to Russ, Sarah’s new boyfriend for his ability to keep up.
And give it back.
(We’ve always wanted to take a bite out of Pete).
You can come back. We’ll be nice, we promise. (mwhahahaha!)