Life's Moments

The Morning After Date Night

November 16, 2019

I love going out with my husband. It gives us time to hang out, just the two of us, be silly and not have to worry about the kids. When we go out, we will usually drink, which is something I rarely do. In fact, I can’t remember the last time I had alcohol. Probably the last time we went out, which let’s be honest has been a month or so.

The next morning is why I don’t drink often. I feel like a haze has come over me and all I want to do is lie around. My tolerance level has gone way down so even after 1 or 2 drinks, I check out. I made a decision awhile back to drink much less than I was. Not that I was drinking a lot even then, but I really wanted to feel great in my body all the time.

This was about the next morning and not feeling icky. I want to be alert for my children. My daily rituals will get pushed back because there is no way I’m going to want to yoga or boxing right now. Meditation will most likely put me to sleep.

While I’m out having fun, I have to remember that because this is a once in a while thing, it’s all good, but to remember what the next morning will feel like too. Plus, I like club soda with lime. It tastes good to me (and I’m saving us money.)

How do you handle mornings after drinks as you’ve gotten older?


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