Girlfriend: Saturday? I thought they were going to be here on Monday?
Me: You and me both. Well, at least you get to meet them before Thursday.
Girlfriend: Um.....I'll meet them Thursday.
Me: Ok. Here's how this is going to go. I want you to be here and meet them Saturday. The answer I'm looking for is yes. You have a week to get yourself comfortable with that answer okay?
Me: So when I ask, 'Are you spending the night here Friday?' The answer I'm looking for is yes. You want me to make more decisions, and now I'm making one (insert big cheesy grin here).
Girlfriend: But, but, but, your parents are scary!
Me: Honey you've never met them! AND they already like you. AND nothing is scarier than you dad.
Girlfriend: Hey! What do you mean?
Me: Need I remind you when we started dating you were still staying at your dad's?
Girlfriend: No, I remember that.
Me: Well nothing is scarier than being a loud abrasive northern and eating breakfast with a large Southern man whose daughter I'm sleeping with.
Girlfriend: (laughing) Ok, you win. Yes. I will be here on Saturday.