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;

  1. 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?)
  2. 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. 
  3. 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?
  4. 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?

Linking up with Jess for #ibot




  1. If you want to join in but not actually drink, try sparkling mineral water in a wine glass. It’s a little bit fancy and you’ll look the part! Don’t take up drinking if you don’t want to. It’s overrated! xx #TeamIBOT

    • I’m not a fan of sparkling mineral water either, Bec! I’m just a bit of a pain! I stick with normal water and coke on occasion.As much as I think it would be nice to have that wind down I don’t think I really would. Thanks for the concern though and for popping by!

  2. I love wine and I am an extremely kind person. That said, I’m more than happy to assist you with your excess wine πŸ™‚

    • oh, Amy, I really hope that I haven’t come across as saying that wine drinker are horrible or excluding. Not at all, I just don’t fit in well and blaming wine makes it so much easier, ha! Of course, it can get awkward – people really do react in funny ways.

  3. I don’t have half of those excuses and I ‘need’ my wine far more often than I would like!


  4. Do not drink just to fit in, that is ridiculous! Find something you do like and take it with you and offer your friends to try something different.

    • I wouldn’t really do that, Malinda πŸ˜‰ In fact, I don’t think I would really take it up at all. It’s just something I was thinking about. You know, when I’m exhausted, the baby has been up all night and the kids are literally pulling each others hair out of their heads, I think about how nice it would be. The way other mums seem to talk about it, I figure it has magical properties πŸ˜‰

  5. I basically only drink one wine these days. Some are really gross. And I generally don’t drink out, either. I just don’t want to! It’s not fun. I also don’t drink coffee (occasionally tea in winter). I also generally don’t eat the food or drinks at cafes so it does make catching up a bit odd.

  6. Nope. You aren’t weird. Yes. I drink wine. It helps me to wind down, but others have different things. Each to their own though :).

  7. I think you should and if you need a drinking partner – I am happy to sit with you through it all.

  8. Don’t feel that you ought to do something just because, you must have your reasons why you never have and if they haven’t changed why should you? I do like a wine but each to their own, right.

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