Coach and I closed on our first home yesterday.
Our home just so happens to be less than a half a mile from my parent's house.
It's totally fine with me, but if we lived less than a half a mile from Coach's parents....not so fine. This makes me feel guilty.
After the wedding, when we moved Coach down to my hometown and got settled into the house I've been sharing with my sister, my parents made a big effort to give us our space. I don't go over to my parent's house more than once or twice a week, and we have dinner with them maybe twice a month. I really admire my parents for giving us our space to enjoy being newlyweds.
I feel mean thinking this, but I know that Coach's parents would not have done so. They just aren't like that, they're much more in your face. Exhibit A: Coach and I didn't take a honeymoon. He had a new job to start. The weekend after the wedding, we did go to St. Louis (where Coach is from and where his parents live) to have a "mini-moon." We got a hotel room, completed our registries, etc etc....and had dinner at his parents house. On our mini-moon. They just aren't good with boundaries.
I shudder to think what we'd be dealing with if we lived so close to his parents. As cranky as it sounds, I'm glad we don't!
Did your parents back off a bit so you can revel in your newlyweddedness? Or are your parents much more involved, and is this good or bad for you?