Our middle boy has just turned 6 and we threw a wee party for him on Saturday. There were about 15 adults and 18 kids at our house for Saturday afternoon.
Luckily Mr D and I enjoy throwing parties and we planned a treasure hunt, a disco competition and lots of yummy nibbles and drinks.
And I thought - bugger it. Just because I don't drink any more doesn't mean no-one else shouldn't. Opening a bottle of bubbles can really set a fun tone I think so I bought a couple during the week and had them in the fridge ready for the party. Mr D went out in the morning and got some beer, and I also had some Virgin Cosmopolitans - a little pink bottle I've found from a company that is making a range of virgin cocktails pre-mixed. They're yummy.
So there I was popping the cork and pouring away for those who wanted it. A few were happy to accept and a few had pink drinks with me. Most of the blokes had a beer and the party was away! I was busy organizing the games and helping with present opening and making sure the food was going around and just chat chat chatting with our friends and did not give a toss that I wasn't sharing in the booze.
On the contrary I was actually delighted not to be. I so love that I've discovered that I can just do everything just as well and happily without boozing. Normally - before I became sober - I would have gone through the whole party much the same but slowly and steadily filling myself with alcohol. I don't think it would have been too noticeable, but I would have probably bought at least double the amount for the party and had a bottle or two of red wine for 'after' when people had gone home.
As it was I waved our friends goodbye, tidied up, watched some tele, cleaned my face, put night cream on and went to bed.
Who am I??!! Who is this person who is so unbelievably happy to have realised what was so wrong and made it right. That's me, yippee! Sober me.
Love, Mrs D xxx