• Mrs D posted an update 2 weeks ago

    Way to know you’re alive. I’ve been in tears all morning because of some heartbreaking stuff going on in the wider family, busy getting the house ready for some work that’s being done in a week and it’s chaos everywhere, and my 14 year old is being a total brat so I lost my shit at him, swore and yelled and screamed and stormed off to my bedroom and slammed the door as hard as I could (who’s being a brat now?!). So now I feel guilty as well as emotional and stressed. Will I drink alcohol over any of this? HELL NO! Because I don’t touch that shit no more and I’m happy to be alive even when I’m not the most perfect example of a calm mother and housewife and who is perfect anyway (nobody) and it’s good to feel alive and it makes sense everything that is happening and some days are just like this. Time for a cup of tea and maybe a dog walk. I’ll say what I always say again.. today is a fantastic day to be sober x

    • xoxooxxoxo Lots and lots of hugs, Mrs. D!

    • Big hug from Montreal xx

    • @mrs-d sounds like many of us had that day. So happy to always know here I’m not alone. I always say there is nothing that happens in my life in which a drink will ever make better. Good or bad! xoxoxo hang in there…!

    • OOh sounds awful! Hope the day gets better @mrs-d. Hopefully your son will make it up to you later too. At least it’s sunny in welly. I’m sorry to hear of sad news in your family. Love and hugs. ❤️❤️

    • Aw that sounds tough , big hugs beautiful lady xx

    • JM replied 2 weeks ago

      Oh I’m sorry, the heartbreaking stuff and the challenge of your teen. Hugs straight from Canada. x

    • Ohhhhh the mother guilt ❤️ Big hugs to you xxx

    • Hugs! We’ve all had those less than stellar mom moments.

    • So sorry to hear of troubles xxxxxx I hope there are plenty of available supporters to join in shouldering the burden. Not the best time for kids to show brat sides. Lord, I wish I could run to the bedroom and slam a few doors, but at work so I had better not. Is it full moon?
      Much love and big hugs xxxxx

    • It was odd when mine were all teens in that there were NEVER any little ones around. But they come back, and in fact three of them did tonight, with my DIL, who married one of my monsters, to spend the night. The children are 11, 9, and 6, and will be with us while their parents work tomorrow. Sandy and I know that at the end of the day there will be taillights, so if we can just hang on, there won’t be any door slamming. The advantage of being a grandparent. In retrospect though, there’s so very little that I would have changed. Sorry about the wider family stuff.

    • hope that today is better than yesterday! yes, today is a great day to be sober. be well.

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