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Meet The Parents: Preparing for M-Day

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Meet The Parents: Preparing for M-Day

Today is M Day; the day my boyfriend meets my momma. She’s currently in the kitchen, rubbing in salt, oregano, vinegar, and garlic to about a thousand steaks. Dominican mothers are nothing if not prepared.

The number that is coming to feast has grown in the last 24 hours. My mother just informed me La Capitan is also dining in our traditionally Dominican styled home. “Ella viene a pendensiar,” Mami said. And that she will.

La Capitan will enter, poised and armed with questions for my boyfriend. She will sit on the loud orange couch and observe him silently, sneaking peaks between sips of soda. The enormous porcelain flower figurine that covers the coffee table will serve as a shield, like a tree trunk in the jungle. La Capitan is fearless, intelligent, and intimidating. She is like Barbara Walters 20/20 investigates.

She is my sister.

I’ve already warned my boyfriend about what’s to come when meeting Mami, my step father, and now La Capitan. He seems at ease with the crossfire. Not at all worried about his safety or the safety of his balls, which will probably be grilled like the steak in the pot, con sevollita y aji verde. So off I go, excited for this momentous occasion and, at the same time, gearing up for combat. I will report back in 01800 hours or whatever time M Day is over.

Over and out.  Tu la patria! A hoy! Salute! Ten hut!

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Sujeiry is a natural storyteller, dynamic radio show host and the proud CEO of LoveSujeiry.com. She's been at this digital media and content creation game for 15 plus years and pours her heart and soul onto LoveSujeiry.com - the only site for Latinas on all things love. After realizing there was a void in the love/relationship Latina media market, she took matters into her own hands and became the go-to sex and relationship expert on Latinx platforms. The former sex and relationship expert on Latina.com works diligently and passionately to encourage women of color to be their authentic selves as they navigate all things love.

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