Yes, we buy alcohol. But I suspect we buy much less than most people on here. If we bought a case of beer, it would easily last us a year. I'll drink a bottle of wine maybe every 2 or three months. (Not all at one time!!) I don't make mixed drinks at home at all. When we were younger we used to drink several nights a week. We stopped that when we had kids. It just seemed somewhat irresponsible for both of us to drink when we knew we had to be responsible for them. When we ate out, the one driving (unfortunately for him, DH!! LOL) never drank because we didn't want our kids to see us drinking and driving and then realize what hypocrites we would be if we told them not to. So our drinking is MUCH less and very light really.
Do I like to drink? Heck yes. I love to drink. I'm probably one of those people who like the taste, as well as the relaxing aspect. For a while I was in the habit of having a glass or two of wine every night after my kids went to bed. I stopped that though because frankly, drinking every day worries me. I come from a family with alcoholics, and I never want to go down that road. But if I'm at some social event where people are drinking, I can pound them back pretty good. That doesn't happen very often though, and I still never drink to the point of being drunk.
Originally Posted by Cookie2
Hubby and I have a philosophy that if we think we NEED
a drink, that is the one time to not have one.
I totally agree with this. About a week or so ago, I was upset about something and said jokingly, "I need a drink". As soon as I said it I realized what a mistake it was. DS was sitting there. I quickly told him I was only joking and that alcohol was NEVER the answer if you were stressed. If people need it because they're stressed, then they have a problem. I certainly don't want to set the example for my kids that it's okay to drink because you NEED it for any reason whatsoever.