Lately I have been feeling a bit judged for my nightly, and I say nightly meaning any time after 4pm as per the standards my neighbor and I have developed, "mommy drink". Keep in mind I am a military wife to a husband who has currently been deployed for 5 1/2 months and a stay at home mother to three very beautiful, talented, amazing kids. Okay, lets get real, I obviously love them to the moon and back but they in all reality right now in their stages of life are; defiant, see how much I can get away with, yell at the top of my lungs, give me what I want, lets see how many nights in a row I can pee in the bed, I want I want I want, i can't do it, you don't ever let me do anything, kind of stage and that my friends can be very daunting. Now as you all can see from my previous posts I genuinely try and be as positive and happy as I can but being that person all the time, 365 days a year is NOT possible, well maybe for the Dalai Lama, but not for me. Therefore I usually take it upon myself when at the point of I'm going to loose my shit or I'm going to have to make a trip to drop of the kids at the fire department, they do still have that ask no questions policy right?, to go to my trusted, all so reliable, glass of wine. Every stay at home mommy or daddy can probably relate to some level, right? I just like to have the sweet succulent red juice to remind me with every sip that my day is coming to and end and I can now relax and take a breath from the chaos of the day, knowing I've done a great job and the my kids are happy and well. It's okay to take the edge off and not rush the ending of the day. That way when I get ready for that, dinner time; please stop throwing your food, sit on your butt your going to fall over in your chair, no spaghetti is not made for hair replacements, cleaning up at least one glass of spilled milk, bath time; yes you do have to bathe, stop drinking the dirty water, no splashing, don't jump off the side of the tub like your on a diving board, bed time; please get back to your room, no you can not sleep in my bed, we can not read 20 books, this is your last sip of water, PLEASE go back to your room, I can be calm and embrace the fact that all of these things are really life's little special moments that will only last a short time and appreciate each and every one of them. So the next time you see me don't judge me for having that ohh so sweet glass of wine, know that I am doing my best and just want to keep it that way. Cheers!