I defintely agree that kids + hangover is a great way to turn me off drinking.
Funny i remember bbq's 20 years ago when i was a kid. We lived almost 30km's out of town. Wouldve taken a long time for an ambulance to get out there if they were needed. Funny how times change.
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26-05-2012 20:22 #11
26-05-2012 20:27 #12wishes she was a glow worm. A glow worm's never glum, 'cos how can you be grumpy when the sun shines out of your bum?
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26-05-2012 20:27 #13
We must be lucky because neither of us gets hangovers! I guess we know our limits by now and we always have a panadol and water before bed when we drink.
26-05-2012 20:32 #14
We don't drink when our kids are in the house. so we rarely drink.
I don't get drunk anymore cos DS2 is asthmatic so even if he is at my mums, I want to be alert just in case.
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26-05-2012 20:39 #15
Nope. I don't drive anyway so that would mean DP could never drink. If we're both drinking whoever's turn it is to get up to DS the next day will not get drunk, so there's always someone who is relatively clear headed. but we'll not think twice about sharing a bottle of wine together. We would call an ambulance, call my mum or brother to come and drive us, or just walk to the hospital (10 min walk to the children's hospital from our house)
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26-05-2012 20:46 #16
i don't drink that much these days and would be fine to drive if need be. if not, i'd simply call an ambulance or ring a friend.
hubby drinks; we would never not drink purely for the case of 'what if'....to me it seems a bit pessimistic
26-05-2012 20:53 #17
I never get drunk enough where I can't control myself or can't tend to the children. I might have a few wines but it takes a lot for me get drunk like 2 bottles of wine. In an emergency I would ring an ambulance. Alternatively I have several people I can call if it's not super urgent.
However I don't drink if one of the kids is really sick just incase.
But I'm not about to give up a drink because "something might happen".
Im very confident in my abilities as a parent and see no need to refrain from any of my little luxuries just because I happen to have kids.
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26-05-2012 20:56 #18
The rare occasion I do drink is not issue DH has never drunk alcohol so its a non issue. He is also the best daddy so its not even an issue there if and when I do drink...but I have to drink A LOT to be incapable of caring for our kids..not ok to drive but for some reason my body handles alcohol really well despite it being rare I expose my body to it
26-05-2012 21:03 #19Senior Member
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We don't drink at home together very often, but if we've got friends around or people from interstate we might have a few. Usually one of us will drink less so someone is more available if the kids need us, and for the next day, but we'd both definitely be over the driving limit. If needed we'd call a cab, friend or ambulance.
26-05-2012 21:06 #20
We dont own a car so if ever theres an emergency day or night, sober or not, its taxi or ambulance.
But one of us is always sober enough to parent - my df has to drink a lot to be effected at all and sobers up quickly and ive never actually seen him what I would consider "drunk" - so hes the DP (designated parent )
But even when Im giggly and tipsy - nothing like a crying child to snap me back to mummy mode. So even if df is totally sober, Im still the one whos dealt with jasper if hes woken if we're having drinks.
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