Hard day at work and a glass of wine

So, after having a long day at work, I get home and try to feed everyone and clean the house.  Go outside and tend to the animals.  Get homework done.  Give everyone time for their baths/showers so we all have hot water.  Change the clothes from the washer to the dryer.  Fold the clothes that just came out of the dryer.  Put the clothes away.  Get everyone into bed.  Shut the stove off because I forgot it was on since supper.  Go back and tuck the little one in AGAIN as she is still not asleep.  Take the other load out of the dryer, fold it and put it away.


Now I get asked if I do this often.  No is my answer.  I’m not an alcoholic.  But yet I get judged.  I don’t do this every night.

Is it wrong of me?  I don’t do it to get drunk.  There are just THOSE days where I look forward to a glass or two of wine!!!

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8 Responses to Hard day at work and a glass of wine

  1. Joy says:

    You only want a glass or two?? Can I have the rest of the bottle then??? LOL!!

    Seriously, I find nothing wrong with a glass of wine after a long day but of course, I’m the queen beer drinker.

  2. jderickson says:

    Unless you can’t do anything without the help of your glass of wine don’t worry about what people think. There are some people who can’t function without alcohol or drugs, prescription or not are the one’s with problem. And people who judge need to mind their own business. they speak out when their not happy with their own life.

  3. SKL says:

    I know lots of people who are fine (or even better) with a bit of alcohol in their system, and others who are not. It’s up to each of us to figure out which category we are in and act accordingly.

    My mom liked to drink beer to wind down at night. Now she drinks wine because beer doesn’t agree with her current health. My mom has always felt free to drink when and where she wanted to, and there is truly only one time I saw her “impaired,” and that was when she was affected by the combination of a medicine and alcohol, which she never allowed to happen again.

    My mom had six kids and worked full-time. If anyone was entitled to a beer (or three) at the end of the night, it was she. But yes, plenty of people judged. They saw this as a weakness. No way. Over 36 years (with no break ever), my mom made sure six kids were clean, well-behaved, well-educated, well-fed, and knew how important each was to her. She made sure the house was functioning, the cars were running, the bills were paid, the taxes were filed, my dad had what he needed to do his daily job. She made sure each of her six kids had financing and transportation for higher education. If there was something wrong with her having a damn beer in the evening, then alcohol should be completely outlawed.

    As for those who see this as a weakness, I’d like to see them have the strength to do what my mom accomplished every day, with or without alcohol.

    Myself, I don’t drink alcohol but I crave a nice strong coffee after putting the girls down to sleep. It gives me a little time to myself where alcohol would just help me succomb to my exhaustion. I suppose that’s a weakness too, but I really don’t care.

  4. jderickson says:

    It’s 1100pm just filled up the coffee sittin’ down to surf the world wide connecter. So I hear ya on the coffee

  5. nikki says:

    Ya know that really gets under my skin when people judge others. Come on, I’m sick of. People for one need to mind their own business and for two maybe take a look at their own lives. They obviously are not happy about something to feel the need to put others down and make them feel bad. When you were describing all the things you were doing that night you exhausted me. I needed a drink! LOL So I say enjoy your glass of wine, you’ve earned it.

  6. sengdroma says:

    Who cares about being an alcoholic? After that amount of work I would not even have the strength to open a bottle of wine, let alone get drunk….

    I would just crawl into bed – normally to then be woken up at 1 am by the 15 month old screaming, and then getting up to put him our bed so he does not wake his brother up.

    Relaxation, fine dining and wine – I have a vague memory of this – I think it was 1 time 5 years ago – oh yes that’s just before I got pregnant!! 🙂

  7. Jane says:

    My husband loves to come home and have a couple of beers while he sorts through the mail and does his record keeping on the computer. It’s never more than a few and it has nothing to do with getting drunk. I think it’s his “relax” time. Even though it’s something he does everyday, I don’t think it’s anywhere a problem. It’s just his way of unwinding after a long day.

    After reading over your evening at home, CHEERS to you.

  8. TiredMom says:

    Who cares what others think. Unless you can’t take care of your kids and yourself its no one elses business.. Everyone relaxes in their own ways.. I unwind by sitting at the computer. Drives my husband crazy because he hates my pc but he watches tv and I dont.. its his way of unwinding.. we all have our own ways and its not up to anyone else to judge us for them

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