I spoke to a close friend last night - actually she is proably one of my bestest friends as well as being the godmother to one of my children. And as I was talking to her drinking my wine, she asked that all important question:
"When you have kids, how do you ever get drunk"
She explained that since having her daughter, little E, she'd get to a point and remember that she would probaly have to get up in morning and stop drinking. I mentioned that obviously she had just turned into a lightweight after breastfeeding for so long but she said that she knew she had to get up early in the morning so what was the point!
And then I told her - "You just have to drink through it, get drunk, let your hair down and then get up in the morning, normally really early with the worse head possible and say never again!"
And that folks is what I did last night, I'm now up drinking coke, watching kids tv which is annoying with a hangover. I also feel a little bit sick but as its Saturday am gonna have to get a grip and do things.
I remember the time, when in uni- we could do drink get drunk and then get up for lectures (well OK, to those who know me maybe I didn't always get up for the 9 o clock ones but I would get up eventually!)
Its just these days with a shift in our priorties that its normally not worth it, is it worth feeling poo all day and not being able to help and play with our children? Is it worth, facing down a tantruming two year old when you are feeling sick and just want to climb back under the duvet? The answer, NO yet there are times when you just need to get drunk and do it.
Last night I did, and do I regret it ... ummm well not at the moment but when Car decides to throw a tantrum later on you may find that I've climbed back under the duvet with a sick bucket!