My mummy doesn’t drink wine….is there something wrong with her?
Not a day goes by without my mummy’s Facebook feed filling with memes and doodles relating to parenting. Mums drinking wine as a coping mechanism or a fun activity to raise parenting camaraderie. It got me thinking, is there something wrong with my mummy? You see, she doesn’t drink wine, she’s actually not a big fan and would never contemplate drinking alcohol during the week or in the evenings. She’s far from tee-total, she just doesn’t see the point of drinking in the week…controversial for many parents I know.
My Grandma commented on it the other day, she likes wine…a lot. It helps her shut off from the day and relax. When she visits our house she drinks all the leftover wine that guests have brought round. Not even my daddy drinks during the week.
I think there is something wrong with my mummy.
It’s not as if my mummy doesn’t enjoy a drink (she does and that is clearly evident by her drunken shenanigans over her birthday weekend), she just likes ‘drinking out’ (no, you won’t find her on a park bench either) she only drinks on special occasion or out at dinner. Some months she doesn’t even manage a unit of alcohol….she’s also Irish – So what the hell?!?
It got us wondering whether she is normal and I’m trying to find out if it would do her good to start drinking at home. I think she’s worried about feeling pants after a glass.
Here’s the benefits of NOT drinking during the week at home.
1. You save money
2. You don’t put on weight due to empty calories
3. You sleep better, my mummy finds it hard to sleep with alcohol in her…unless she’s passed out!
4. You don’t wake up with a hangover or feel rubbish the next day
5. Wine encourages snacking which is bad news for the waistline
6. Health risks and alcoholism (See Independent article)
Does that make her boring…well yes, I think so. So how does she wind down? What’s her end of day reward? Well, nothing really. She doesn’t smoke anymore, she doesn’t really drink, she doesn’t really watch much telly….she reads, blogs and um..writes. She has no vices. Sounds a bit boring.
Here’s the benefits of drinking wine during the week.
1. Helps you relax
2. Helps you forget
3. Numbs the pain
4. Gives you a buzz
5. Makes you happy
6. Tastes yummy
7. Some health benefits (See Independent article)
Maybe my mummy doesn’t need those benefits at the moment and she can cope without it. She sometimes wishes she could be part of the ‘mummy wine drinking club’ but she just doesn’t enjoy drinking alcohol during the week. It serves no purpose and is a waste of money for her. Mummy drinks on nights out to get drunk and have a good time. She drinks to excess, she’s part of the binge culture, taken from the work hard, play hard ethos from the 90’s. Unless it’s all night session that involves a dance floor, it doesn’t warrant opening that bottle of wine, one or two glasses every other night is a waste in her eyes.
My mummy is an all or nothing kind of girl.
Do you drink during the week, and if so what are your reasons, we’re really fascinated to know and need to make sure she’s not weird.
Love Bella x