I don’t drink alcohol of any type. No, it’s not against my religion / belief of any sort, as I’m quite the atheist. It’s just that I, me, myself have a very low tolerance for alcohol. After a tenth of a glass of anything, I feel buzzed and act silly. Contrary to many, I don’t like feeling buzzed, but acting silly is a totally different thing. However, I do use it in my cooking every now and then.
I have been drunk twice in my entire life, and I’m nearing 30. Pathetic eh. Both times happened in the summer when I was 15. Yes - very bad. Yes - underage drinking. BUT, I was in another country, actually in another continent even. Both times were during functions where family were present. I didn’t like being drunk at all. I vomited buckets and I lied there and the whole room was spinning. I couldn’t hear / understand what people were saying and had no idea what I was saying. Slurring was more like it. I couldn’t see clearly who were there. It was not my idea of fun. After the second time, I have had enough. I decided I didn’t want to drink much alcohol anymore, if at all.
One of our Playgroups have recently decided to add wine to the get-together for the adults. It’s a late afternoon group, so it’s very close to dinner time. It’s not as if they are downing glass after glass in the early morning hours. Everyone drinks, except me. I have no issues with mixing wine into our playgroup. It’s just another “snack” for the adults, and they all drink within reason. I haven’t been participating in the playgroup much lately because we had all been sick for several weeks. I was scheduled to host the other day. No one showed up. A couple of them were sick and another whose children were having longer than usual naps, but I can’t help but think was the wine a factor? I mentioned that I would not be serving wine. I’m probably just being oversensitive like usual.
Do you have wine at your Playgroups? Is it an important thing to you or it’s an added bonus thing?