For those of you who know me, you know I love my wine. For those of you who don’t…let me just tell you, I. Love. My. Wine. After all, my parents raised me right.
It has been a standing joke in my family that the reason why I love my wine is because my mom’s doctor told her way, way, WAY back when she was pregnant with me that it was okay to have a glass of wine to help slow down the multiple contractions she was having. Apparently I was anxious to see the world and a glass of wine in the evenings slowed down the contractions. Then I was two weeks late. We all say I was just hanging out, waiting for more wine. Well, wouldn’t you??
So I’ve loved wine since day one. I’ve learned a few things along the way. In high school I learned that wine in a box is not WINE. Step away from the box and never go back! In college, I moved to the bottles. Lesson number two: Boones, while a right of passage for every college student is not, I repeat NOT in the least bit considered wine! It wasn’t until my husband and I started dating that I really got my “wine on”. We took a few trips to
, learned a few things about wine, wine paring and had a TON of fun. We’ve been “wino’s” ever since. Trying new and different brands/styles of wine is always an exciting adventure. Finding a wonderful new bottle that we’ve never tried before that is surprisingly good is like finding a $20 bill in your pocket!! It’s so fun! Napa
We of course never go overboard. You don’t have to drink the whole bottle to enjoy wine (even though there are days that thought is VERY tempting) Enjoying a glass of wine with my husband at the end of the day, after the boys have gone to bed is simply perfection. And, it’s connection. We get to have time together to talk about our day, or what will be happening the next day. It’s a time to check in with each other. Do we need a glass of wine to do that? No, but it gives us something to talk about, discuss, and give opinions about, that does not involve our kids. Like a mini date night almost every night, and who couldn’t use that?
Wine is good!
It has been understood for a long time that if there is a particular day where the children are whining ALL…DAY… LONG, my husband is making a trip to the store to buy a bottle of wine before he comes home from work. It was almost written into the marriage license as a secondary clause.
It’s a tit for tat sort of situation. Whine for wine. One of the many techniques this mommy of three boys has in her survival kit. What a wonderful way to turn a negative into a positive. So go ahead and whine for the wine of it!