The only time I have ever done the whole "meet the family" thing is when I met my late-fiance's parents. It's just the two of them, so it wasn't overly terrible. I was just eighteen, and super shy. The rest of his family is split between the East and West coasts, and I've only met a few at a time, only a couple of times each (so it was never really a big ordeal or nerve-wracking as I knew most of them via Facebook beforehand).
But here I am, nearly twenty-three, and am doing the "meet the family" thing tomorrow. My boyfriend and I have been together almost ten months now. It's his mom's sixtieth birthday, so we are going to his hometown to stay for the weekend. Originally it was going to just be the two of us, because we were going to go back for Thanksgiving as well, and take my son then. But we decided not to go back twice in one month (too expensive), so he really wanted to bring my son this time around. He is the only person I have dated since my fiance passed away, and the only person I have dated as a single mom. I'm sure things will be just fine, but I feel nervous and anxious!
My SO is super excited though. He misses his family, and is stoked to introduce my son to them (think he's more excited about them meeting my son than he is about them actually meeting me, haha). He's already talking about walking us around his hometown and showing my son where he used to go to school, taking us to his favorite ice cream place, eating at his favorite restaurants, having my son play with his nieces and nephews (seven kids under one roof... yikes!). I am really thrilled, and happy to be going, but I feel so nervous!