I cant even remember meeting jiras dad. The two of us get along really well even though we only see each other maybe twice a year. I felt comfortable with him straight away. He even calls me bub which i actually really like.
Jiras mum on the other hand was a totally different story. When Jira and i got together he had only just broken up with his ex girlfriend Kerryn. They'd been together for four years and i think his mum assumed they would get married. So she wasnt impressed when he came home with a new girlfriend. I remember being so shocked that she didnt like me (not that she ever said she didnt like me but i could tell - she was like ice!). Id actually just broken up with my ex and his family had adored me! They liked me more than they liked their own son! hehe (actually to this day my ex's family still have a photo of me up in their house - even tho my ex has a little girl with his current girlfriend!) anyway so i really wasnt prepared for her not to like me.
I tried to be so nice to jiras mum, but in the end i gave up. And funny enough as soon as i decided that i didnt care if she like me or not, she started warming up to me! It took about 2 years but i think she realises that im going to be around for a long time so she better get used to it! I would never say that the two of us are close but we can now have a conversation without uncomfortable silences and i dont feel unwelcome in her home anymore!