It has been 6 months since my mom came to visit. She brought 2 boxes of wine in the house and put them in the fridge. I’m sure there was another in her trunk. She was planning to stay two nights.
Last time she was here I drank through most of the wine she brought. She asked if I was drinking and I said no. She said, oh guess I shouldn’t have brought wine. She drank her 2 or 3 very small glasses each night. No biggie.
My mom is great, but bringing boxes of wine, putting them in the fridge when you know someone is quitting?
- Yeah me! Six months ago I was drinking that much. This weekend nothing.
- My mom may not ever stop bringing wine. This may be an issue each time I visit her or she comes here.
- I have learned a new behavior of watching movies at home without drinking. It wasn’t (too) much of a trigger. There would have been no trigger without those boxes in the fridge. I made kool-aid because everything else had caffeine. The kids and I drank the whole pitcher during the movie. It was much nicer to share that watermelon kool-aid with them than the isolating experience of wine.
There is much more to this weekends story that I will continue later.