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"Murphy was an optimist!"

My alcoholism is bothering the children February 23, 2007 4:59 pm

Posted by Doug McCaughan in : Daily Life, Family, Noah
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Yes, in college I drank to excess. When Cathy and I were dating, she was working a health fair and one of the booths was worked by a police officer with "drunk googles" which are these fractured things you put on to simulate intoxication then try to walk a straight line. He watched me walk it really well and coolly commented, "this guy has had too much practice." But college is long gone and I rarely drink now-a-days.

So, once in a blue moon I might buy a six pack of beer and have one beer a night while watching television with Cathy. On rare occasion we buy a bottle of wine. I certainly do not hide it from the children. They should know that it is alright for an adult to have a drink. Apparently I was wrong. The last bottle of wine was purchased with our full complement in the car so Noah witnessed me walk into the liquor store and knew that later Cathy and I drank some wine! (of course, Cathy probably has all of 4 glasses a year) So, Noah took it upon himself to check out a book from the school library titled something akin to "Alcoholism: Someone in my family drinks too much" What a good caring guy! Of course, he is going to be a nervous wreck before he reaches high school if he keeps worrying like this.

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1. Matt - February 24, 2007

I’ve started making martinis at night… but since I don’t live in Tennessee, the kids won’t see us in a liquor store. We get our goods at Krogers or Sams or Wallyworld.

2. martin speight - March 1, 2007

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3. Doug McCaughan - March 1, 2007

Thank you Martin Speight but I do not think that I am the target audience for your link. My beverages of choice now-a-days are decaf tea, water, milk, and fruit juices. I occasionally treat myself to a soda and have caffeinated tea at restaurants. I vary between weeks on end with no coffee to drinking a pot a day. I drink beer and wine once in a blue moon which by no definition constitutes alcoholism. Even the AA would agree to that.

Lots of research shows that a drink a day can be healthy.

For over 10 years, research has indicated that moderate intake of alcohol improves cardiovascular health. In fact, in 1992 Harvard researchers included moderate alcohol consumption as one of the "eight proven ways to reduce coronary heart disease risk." [Source]

So coming from a family with a history of high cholesterol , I suppose I really should increase the amount of wine I drink rather than eliminate it completely.