Whine Time = Wine Time

Whine Time Wine Time

You probably shouldn’t be reading this if you are against drinking or think that drinking a glass of wine around kids is bad parenting. By the way, if you do happen to feel this way, I highly disagree with you and think you probably need a glass of wine yourself.  And, if you don’t even have kids but have an opinion about this, then you won’t even be heard, because you have NO idea how it is.  Just for the record…I swear, I am not an alcoholic!!

Ahhhh…a glass of wine…the wonders it does for parents.

For instance, my 3 year old, 9 month old, and 8 year old were coming up on witching hour..usually around 4pm everyday is the time they start having tantrums and start with the whining. “Mommy, I am hungry…Mommy, I am bored…Mommy, he took my toy…Mommy, the baby is crying too loud…Mommy, Mommy, Mommy!!!” I look at the clock and think to myself, “It is 4pm and a glass of wine sure would taste so good right now” But then reality kicks in and unless I could grow a third arm, that just isn’t happening. I only have two hands and can barely keep up with these damn kids. How can I even pour some wine right now?? Or, run out of the house, without them knowing I am gone??

The whining drives me nuts! I know I am not the only one that craves for that delicious glass of wine. You see, when my kids start whining, my mind starts thinking about what people are doing that don’t have kids. They must be going to to happy hour after work, or maybe going to the nail salon or even going to the bathroom–ALONE!! I love my kids–A LOT, but damn!! What the heck did I do before they were born?? Oh, I know…I slept!!

Whine time for the kids pushes me for my wine time later. I don’t remember liking wine so much with my first child. Maybe it just started to happen the more kids we had.

Don’t feel guilty having a glass, or two of wine, because YOU deserve it!! Life is too short to worry about what everyone else thinks and worry about the little things — like the damn whining!!

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