There's nothing better than having your favorite people in paradise for a week, but it can get hella awkward, too. It's a big step letting your SO in on your family life, and a big step for your fam as well. How it turns out all rests on you. Here's what you should think about before leaving with bae and your family in tow.
Your BF and your cousin are sharing a room.
If your parents don't let you and your boyfriend sleep in the same room, you'll survive. But it does get kinda awkward when they stick him in a room with your cousin from out of town that he's met all of three times.
You may be used to his snoring, but chances are, others won't be so forgiving. Relax, though, because truth is, dudes bond quickly and relate to each other about guy stuff, so it'll be fine. Probably.
The Walk of Shame becomes more public.
If your parents DO let you share a room with your boyfriend, just remember how awkward the morning after is going to be. Nothing says good morning to your parents like walking up to breakfast together after you just got outta bed with your bf.
Key thing: don't wear your pajama booty shorts or anything borderline scandalous to bed, unless you have every intention of changing before you walk downstairs for eggs and bacon.
A week with no sex won't kill you.
Your body needed a break anyways (who am I kidding?) but save yourselves the trouble and don't do it. I promise your parents don't want to hear you from the next room over and your little cousins staying in the room below you probably prefer not to as well.
Plus, locking the door on vacations gets a little suspicious and you never know when someone's gonna come barging in. After all, it's not "your" room. Buuuuut, if you have to, at least make sure you keep it down (the noise level, obviously).
Your family is crazy.
And that's OK. Something is bound to go wrong, or get a little crazy when you're spending the week with your entire family. Everyone's family has a few nuts (or a lot) and he'll love them for it if he loves you like he says he does.
Involve your SO.
Include your SO, but don't overdo it. He doesn't have to go to the gal's traditional spa day with you. Family game nights on vacation may be a tradition for you, but he's new. Teach him how to play, but don't be mad if he opts to watch the baseball game with your dad instead.
Don't forget about your family.
Just because your SO came along doesn't mean you should only pay attention to them. Only talking to each other all day on the beach will get old and so will sitting in your room alone all night. Your family added a guest, don't make them lose two.
Because for seven straight days you get your crazy family and your lover. It really doesn't get any better. Don't get in stupid little fights or stress over little things. Share a margarita with your mom while your bf shares a beer with your dad. Let him talk about football with your grandpa and play pretend robbers with your little cousins.
Cheers to paradise. Happy vacationing!