Just wanted to go back on the original ‘Excuses for not drinking’ post. I took another Mumsnetter’s advice and pursued the Tonic water with ice and lemon route for my several social events this week. It worked a treat! Nobody even battered an eyelid. Perfect!
Here are some of the other suggestions put forward on my post:
Just don’t say antibiotics. Dead give away!
When I found out I was pregnant I said I’d been having migraines so needed to rule out causes – worked for alcohol and caffeine.
Be the driver? It’s the other unquestionable excuse for not drinking on a night out!
At work dos I always walked around with a glass of wine and waved it around, pretended to sip it but never actually drank any. This worked even at dinner – it’s amazing how little people noticed!
At bars I ordered tonic water and asked for ice and lemon so it looked like a g+t.
There was one last time I had quite an aggressive dental infection. Dentist told me not to even risk a sip, as it can cause severe vomming.
I’ve got a big run/bikram yoga in the morning
I’ve got a nasty bout of cystitis – this shuts people up!
I’m on a detox
Ive got a big drive the next morning
I’ve got an important work meeting the next day
I have one half pint of something at the start of the night. Often no one asks after I’ve been seen with that. Usually give it to dh. Difficult if rounds are going.
I’ve got a cracking hangover.
I wish you all the best ttc. But if it does take a while, a glass of wine or two a week would be fine, in my humble opinion.
So with what Whereismywine says in her last sentence, what you think of one or two glasses of wine while TTC or PG?