Are YOU a Wine Mom?
You know what we mean.
And we’re not judging. Raising little humans is an adventure. There are certain life experiences that folks without kids just will not be able to relate to. Again, you know what we mean. VinePair offers this gem.
My youngest child once peed in my wine glass. While there was wine still in it.
Yes, you read that right. He. Peed. In. My. Wine Glass. Naturally, that resulted in me drinking straight from the bottle.
A day in the trenches of parenthood can feel like a day on another planet… one where days are eleventy-one hours long and nights are three. Those days are made longer by the need to locate the right color sippy cup, while the eight-year-old has a project due tomorrow (that he just told you about) and the puppy is chewing the leg off the coffee table and the laundry and dishes are piling up and the two-year-old needs you to start his favorite show for the thirty-second time today… and dinner is kinda necessary at some point.
At the end of a long day, mom deserves a glass of wine.
In fact, the promise of wine at the end of a particularly challenging day of motherhood is like a beacon in the darkest of nights. It is the reward for a job well done. It is the spoils of war, if you will.
It’s also a nice way to relax the mind and muscles, and unwind for a good night’s sleep.
Because you need your rest. Ohhh, you know you do. You need all the sleep you can get, because you get to wake up in the morning and do the whole crazy wonderful thing all over again. Because you’re mom.
Hey! You love being a mom! You love this kid! Even if he did just put peanut butter in your shoe, and OMG, WHY IS HE THROWING APPLES AT THE POOR CAT RIGHT NOW?
So go ahead and be a wine mom. You’ve earned it!
Parenting is hard and mothering is exhausting. At the end of each full and moderately productive day, a glass of perfectly chilled Riesling can restore your sanity and leave you prepared to suit up and do battle the next day.
We agree. Pass the corkscrew.