Tonight, after all of our own family activities and general gay atmosphere hanging out, my mom and I headed to my high school boyfriend’s family’s Christmas dessert gathering/social.
I sent him a message when we actually were getting close to leaving, but received to reply, and so I called him when we actually were leaving my brothers’ dad’s house.
The party was slowing down, but we could for sure come hang with him, if everyone else was gone, he said… and so I had him verify with his mom that it was still okay for us to come over (because we live over half an hour away), and she said to come on!
And so we went… and his dad’s dad was practically walking out the door as we arrived, the final guest at the gathering.
And yet, the whole family was there to greet us happily with hugs and cheer, and then hung out with us for what turned out to be about two and a half hours of good and real chat time.
We finally walked out the door, and we were shocked to find it was just shy of one in the morning(!).
But it had truly felt like we’d received a sort of VIP treatment for the party – when other guests are present, conversations are cut short/off regularly, and often only last a minute or three at most, and often less time with the host of a party… and yet we spent two and a half hours with direct conversation with the hosts of the party.
How often does that happen during a party?
Quite rarely for me, really… it’s always only if I arrive really early or stay to the end that I get the one-on-one time with the party host.
And yet we had full attention the entire time we were there – it was certainly like special treatment for this party!
I definitely feel like this puts a whole new level/dimension to being “fashionably late” to events. 😛