JFB - it's a start, at least DH is willing to make a change of sorts, this is good. Perhaps the social life has to change with where, when and how often. You've done alot of group things with friends maybe it just has to be that sort of thing only, like bbqs etc and be clear on when to leave, make him drive so he doesn't drink, no more hanging around the pub from now on, in it together or do it never. That way you can keep an eye on him? If he wants blokey time he could take up a sport like cricket, golf or something, some people need an outlet to reduce stress etc, sport is a great way. My eldest brother that gave up regular drinking does golf and once a year his club goes away for a week, his wife doesn't care how much he drinks then as long as he toes the line every other time. He has had such a turn around, total health nut now, he's almost 50 and I think getting older started to scare him. Wish it was the same for the other brother, he'll be lucky to make it to 50 the way he's going.
Millie - meant to say my dad was pretty impressed with my cot too, funny what makes a man drool , he ran his hand over it several times, I don't even think he's even touched up my mum that much , sorry TMI, don't want that vision in my head, eww.
Well Sesame Street was ok I guess, Evie sort of behaved, 1st time I've taken her to something like that and had to walk for blocks to get a park, we are both buggered now.