Posted by Dinah on February 11, 2005, at 7:50:40
In reply to Re: A parent who drank a lot » Dinah, posted by jujube on February 10, 2005, at 20:25:07
I only recognized he was more mellow drinking in comparison to after he stopped for health reasons. I suppose there were times when he hadn't had a drink when I was little, but I'm not sure I associated them with his not drinking. I really don't remember what he was like without a drink when I was little.
I am in a horrible mood in the mornings, and probably never bothered to look at his mood. And right after work, you were better advised to let Daddy relax first. But that came through from every TV show and every friend as being perfectly normal, and not necessarily associated with alchohol. In fact, it's probably true of me too, and I don't drink.
Those were probably the only times I ever saw him without some bourbon or a beer.
No need to apologize, and it is certainly something to consider. I'm just not sure I have anything to compare his drinking and non-drinking selves in an age consistent sort of way.