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The Sobriety Diaries {Day 15}

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My children drive me to drink.

If nothing else comes out of this alcohol detox, I at least now know why I drink.

It is my children.

My children drive me to drink.

Because it is at the SAME TIME every single day that I start to absolutely lose my mind. And it is at this time that I would like to reach for a bottle, pour it into a glass, and take a huge gulp.

Or maybe just get a straw and put it right into the freaking bottle.

Today was no different.

I mean, the circumstances of the day were different, but the end result is always the same… 

I want to hide from my kids during the hours of 4:00 to 7:00 P.M.

We lost power AGAIN in the morning from about 6:45 A.M. to 9:45ish. So that was annoying.


It rained all day, so I guess the kids were cranky from not being able to run around outside? 

I don’t know. That’s what my husband used to explain away their bad behavior when I texted him that I can’t deal with the dinnertime hours alone anymore.

I used to be fine with it, so I don’t know what’s going on. Are my kids getting worse?

I thought they were supposed to get better as they got older. 

It’s mainly my two-year-old who is a terror, but the other two do their fair share of whining and complaining and misbehaving.

I swear, it’s only when I yell loudly at them that they turn into perfect angels. The older two, anyway. The little one is unfazed by yelling, time-outs, or punishments of any sort.

He will look right at me and laugh as I try to discipline him. It’s infuriating. 

I bathed them early because dinner was going to be a little late, and my little one ran around the house while I tried to catch him to put his pajamas on.

Once I finally caught him, it is a physical challenge to get the pajamas actually on him.

He is laughing and flailing and kicking at me. I am assuming he thinks it’s all a big game and a barrel of laughs.

My husband has told me he was stopping at a brewery on his way home from work. Which should have been fine.

should be able to make it through dinner and bath without help. I do, most of the time.

But these kids are NUTS lately. 




I mean, as I write this one day later, my two-year-old is standing on the piano keys, playing a “song” with his feet. 

“Look Mommy, I up here!” he is saying to me.

I know it’s typical behavior for his age but it is SO frustrating when I have two other kids to deal with.

I am starting to hate being home with them everyday. Two mornings a week at preschool is just not enough!

I’m sure I sound like a spoiled brat. But I’m starting to wish I worked everyday. 

Or maybe I am just having a hard time dealing with everyday stresses without my daily glass of wine. 

On another note, I’ve started thinking about my first glass of wine once this detox is over.

WHAT WILL IT BE?

Should I go for red? Or rosé? Chardonnay? 

The possibilities are endless…

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