4 reasons I’m thinking of taking up drinking wine
“I don’t drink wine.”
I utter those words with more frequently than I ever imagined I would. That and “No thank you, I don’t drink tea or coffee.” Both get shocked reactions. I’d never realised that I was strange in this area, especially considering James doesn’t either. Lately, however, I’ve been considering taking it up for various reasons. Social media tells me that it seems to help other mums out there to soothe their frazzled nerves and give them a moment to take a breath and realign for the next bout of parental craziness. Here are four reasons I might take it up;
- My six month old is teething – It seems to be taking much longer for these little teethy pegs to make an appearance than I expected and the exhaustion is taking it’s toll. I’m older than I was the last time I had a baby up at all hours and, right now, it doesn’t seem so easy (especially with the 4.30am play sessions, what’s with that?)
- My big kids are going for the Guinness World Record for amount of time spent fighting – Every little thing is a battleground right now. I am weary of the constant bickering. I don’t actually care that she looked at you sideways or that you walked past her. I don’t even care that you don’t like that thing that she does like and he also likes. I’m not sure why you’re dobbing.
- I might be less lonely – People don’t seem to know how to react to me once I’ve said no, except to then ask me if I’d like a coffee… Which just makes everything weirder. Maybe if I joined in I would be more inclined to be included in meet ups outside of obligatory class organised ones? I might seem more likable with a wine glass in my hand?
- We have a cupboard shelf full of wine – Since 2007 we have been cultivating a little collection of wines. It started with our wedding, where we were given a bottle from where we stayed and the airline and it has grown since. I’m not sure if any of them are good or what exactly we plan to do with them but they’re there!
I like the idea of the wind down, of having that thing to look forward to at 5 o’clock after a tough day. I just don’t like the taste. Sucky.
Do you drink wine? Am I really that weird?
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