I think we should pair Grimm with Sentry during the "fireman's dinner". That way she can Grimm slap anything she (or Sentry) feels is inappropriate while Sentry innocently stands there and grins.
I am confident that if he used foul language and consumed alcohol, other than the occasional beer, she would have already sent him packing. My daughter has the same inordinately low tolerance for those habits as her mother does. She also has the same exceedingly high standards, standards that are generally inflexible. My family does not conform to the norms of the world and any man that would engage in those behaviors when her back is turned would never pass muster. We live as upright as we can, and we believe deeply in love and respect. As an example, I will not even meet with my female secretary with my office door closed as I promised my wife to never be alone with another woman. My wife will ask me for my approval before she will go out to lunch with a male co-worker/supervisor and even then she will drive separate from him unless they are going as a group. My daughter's expectation of marriage comes from our example, which I believe is why she spends every Sunday from morning 'til night (with her fiance) at our house. I know they have had many conversations about what she expects from a marriage before even getting engaged.Not to be a downer but 'Frequent use of alcohol and foul language' may not be in their future home as far as she will be aware but if this boy really wants to do something she will not approve of he'll do it any way but not when she is around.
Sentry???? Never. He probably has handcuffs with him at all times and you might wind up being cuffed to one of the soon-to-be inlaws.You mean slap Sentry or the Fireman's foul mouthed family?
A very good book on the why of marriage relationships.Are the couple going to couples counseling at the church with a pastor in preparation for the marriage?
Wish K and I had done that. Things may not have started out so unbalanced.
You are both doing well in the markets, most mutual funds manage to loose money after the fees.I have a mutual fund for each child projected to reach between $40-50k when they graduate high school. Not only do we deposit money in them monthly and use our entire income tax returns (rebates, pay outs, bonuses, inheritance, etc.) on them, we also ask every family member and friend to spend 50% of any money they intend to use to buy gifts (birthday, Christmas, etc.) to help fund the accounts. Once they are old enough the money can only be used for education or a house (or both). When my oldest is finished with her education she will still have a nice chunk of money to add to her soon-to-be husbands savings to put a down payment on a house. My wife is not only money smart and prudent in her use of it, she is also gainfully employed and skilled at the market. She is averaging a 13% annual return and has had two banner years in excess of 17%. My account on the other hand averages 8%, but just took an upswing thanks to my stock in the S&W Holding Corp. Thanks Obama!