It’s so unusual to be thought of as not being great enough. I mean, I do that to myself enough already without my in-laws piling on. From the first time I started dating their daughter Sam, it was made clear to me that I wasn’t their choice. Sam’s mom plus Mom have never approved of me as a hubby to their kid. And it’s constantly displayed in a very passive- aggressive sort of way. Thank goodness, recreational marijuana is legal in this state. Otherwise, I suppose I’d just have to be unavailable whenever they are involved. If I know that I have to go to a family celebration or they are coming to visit, I swing by the local cannabis spot as quickly as I can. Not that I need an immense reason to get to the cannabis dispensary. I’ve enjoyed recreational marijuana since I was at the university. And in fact, so has the precious boy of my in laws. But that’s not for his parents to know. That’s great as that’s Sam’s supplier to tell anyway. I’m just so thankful that I can get to the local cannabis spot plus pick up a supply of cannabis gummies. This at least allows me to grin through what would otherwise be terrible passive aggressive behavior from Sam’s parents. I wish I could figure out what it is that makes it so hard for me to be accepted into her family. They act as though I’m sort of just present plus accounted for when I’m in their midst. But after a full decade, I’ve decided to just let it go because they are going to be them. And I’m going to be me, so bring all the cannabis products if the in laws are staying any more than 20 or 30 minutes.