A few days ago I read a post from Crazy Bananas Creative Studio, a blog I discovered through a friend’s wife. Although I don’t drink–I’ve been pregnant or nursing for almost 4 years– this post about drinking getting out of hand has stuck with me. I’ve thought about it every day since I read it.
I’ve never been a drinker, but I do know very well that feeling of needing a “reward” after being home with the kids all day. Reading this I know it seems frivolous. Having kids is amazing, and being with them all day is wonderful. This does not make it any less exhausting or overwhelming. Does this sound familiar?
For a long time, I used alcohol to deal with this stress and constant feeling of overwhelm. I felt like I “deserved it” because I worked so hard. I did so much for everyone else, so why shouldn’t I get to relax at the end of the day? Well, that’s all well and good, until you can no longer relax without that glass clinking in front of you…and before I knew it, the glass had turned into two and then three and so on.
– Crazy Bananas Creative Studio
I turn to chocolate, or ice cream, instead of wine, but there have been nights when I just NEED to have some, then some more, then… You can read her entire post here. I hope Megan’s honesty can help someone who may need it.