I had such a rough day yesterday. The school called over a forgotten lunch. There was a minor drama with one of my kid’s parents over a misunderstanding which has since been resolved. I was running late for everything. Stink’s tics were back in full force.
So I went to my comfort zone and indulged in a few too many glasses of wine.
Here’s the deal on the alcohol: Did you know that whether you drink one or 4 glasses of wine on a Tuesday, your kid will still tic the next morning? Not just that, but you’ll have a headache and look like crud along with it?
I really don’t think I’m an addict to wine so much as an addict to finding a solution for something that has no solution. It’s really kind of crazy.
Sometimes I re-read these blog posts and I think, “Holy Cow, Andrea, you are obsessed. Are you helping people deal with tics or just not willing to face reality – that reality being that your kid TICS. He’s fine. You’re the idiot.”
One thing I have decided this morning – as I run late again – is I’m not going to be a drunk slob if my kid has T.S.. I’m going to be someone fabulous.
Here’s to Day 1 of no booze for a while. I am going to Oktoberfest next weekend. I hope to enjoy a few beers there! But if I can’t, because my emotions are still in the toilet and I’m drinking to cover up pain over stuff I can’t control, then I won’t be crying in my beer. (Literally.) I’ll be the one with the Diet Coke and the short skirt giving Tourettes education to all the bartenders while my husband gets sloshed.
What about you? When you’re a bit frustrated over stuff, what do you do to make it better in a healthy (or non healthy) way?