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Dh makes enormous faux pas

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Doubtfuldaphne Wed 10-Apr-13 20:49:17

Earlier, my dh decided to get some red wine. He was busy on the computer when older dc asked him to get our dd a bottle of squash.
I went upstairs to find it on the floor.. It looked very dark for squash so I went to dilute it as I only allow very weak squash. I then realised it was the bloody wine.
I ran downstairs to tell him. He didn't believe me until I made him smell it. How could anyone be so stupid?
He has recently been signed of work with depression and is finding it hard to concentrate and think straight but i am really disturbed by this and what might have happened if she had drank any.
I don't know what to do really.
I'm crying sad

desertgirl Thu 11-Apr-13 08:56:40

I have a friend who sent her DS (of 6 or so) to school with a bottle of water, just after a weekend of camping - where they had taken gin in a water bottle. Fortunately he complained that it smelled funny and didn't drink any. She was fine, not depressed or aanything, just in a rush. It really might just be one of those things and not specifially depression related....

Depression is very nasty though - please do look for some support for yourself too, and the best of luck to your DH in finding a way through it.

Feminine Thu 11-Apr-13 09:01:57

Some cheap wine, comes in very similar bottles to cheap squash.

If not concentrating at all its not difficult to make that mistake.

op sounds like you have masses on your plate, Good Luck! smile

CajaDeLaMemoria Thu 11-Apr-13 09:15:01

I second making sure that he avoids anything dangerous at the moment - driving is an obvious one, but also operating machinery and stuff. It's not worth the extra risk.

I hope his Ads take effect quickly, and make him feel better. It's a horrid situation all round, but you sound like you are doing the best you can!

I agree re not buying alcohol, too. It can be very addictive when you are depressed and it'll increase the time until his Ads work.

Doubtfuldaphne Thu 11-Apr-13 10:11:46

Bit worried now as he will be driving us to our weekend away tomorrow.. It's a 4 hour drive! Eek
I told him to maybe start the ADs when we get back in case they make him feel worse.
It's times like this I wish I knew how to drive..

Lucyellensmum95 Thu 11-Apr-13 10:38:54

Definately get him to start them when you come back if you can't drive. They can make you feel really nauseous too when you first start taking them so if you are having a weekend away it may well be a nice weekend anyway (heres hoping). Four days wont make a difference in the scheme of things. I suffer from depression and anxiety and i know how awful it can be - i hope he feels better soon xx

CajaDeLaMemoria Thu 11-Apr-13 10:43:35


I wouldn't start them til after the drive, then.

I'd also plan the route carefully to minimise concentration time. Stop off at least once an hour, to give him a break, even if he says he doesn't need it. That helped me hugely when I had to keep driving around despite brain fog.

Then start the ADs when you are back. It won't make that much difference, really, because they take some time to work anyway.

Enjoy your weekend away smile

Doubtfuldaphne Thu 11-Apr-13 13:02:56

Thanks smile we really need it!

cumfy Thu 11-Apr-13 13:03:21

You say it was diluted, but it wouldn't have had a dark colour if it had been diluted even as little as 2:1, so I am still puzzled as to what DH actually did.

Lucyellensmum95 Thu 11-Apr-13 13:14:14

cumfy, don't worry about it eh! Its not important now is it! hmm

pictish Thu 11-Apr-13 13:22:39

What a lot of fuss some posters here are making about a simple mistake.

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