I came across this article (thanks, bridal shows, for plastering Brides magazine everywhere), and it made me think back to the pre-proposal stage. The article is fluff about Ashton Kutcher asking Mila’s dad for her hand before popping the question, blah blah blah. But then I thought I’d share the funny (to me) story about Monsieur P talking to my parents before he proposed.
Probably years before we actually got engaged, Monsieur P and I talked about getting married and such. I told him that my brother-in-law talked to my dad before he proposed to MOH Big Sis, and how I thought that was really sweet. It was sort of an offhand comment, but he must have taken note, or maybe it was just one of those traditional things that Monsieur P would surprise me with. Either way, fast forward to March 10, 2012, the day I was frolicking around Philly with MOH PT. Monsieur P was browsing rings, and decided to make this thing official.
Apparently he decided to up the ante, because he actually called both of my parents (separately). Now, something you should know about my dad…I get a lot of my personality from him. That’s why I’m a bit of a tomboy (way less now that I’ve discovered my girly side), a loud-mouthed prankster, and all-around goofball. Well, my mom’s a goofball too, so I get that from both sides, but I digress.
So, Monsieur P gathered up the courage to call my dad. According to Monsieur P, the conversation went a little like this: