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AIBU to think it's up to the individual to decide what time Wine O'Clock is...?

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ThatsHandy Tue 13-Jan-15 18:18:16

I think, if I've nowhere to be, 3-4pm is ok to have a cheeky glass while doing tea for DD getting in from school (she's 15).
I have a 16 month old toddler who is fantastic, but sometimes, especially if I've been up since 5, the day seems soooooo long, so a nice glass of plonk just helps things along!!
My question is, how early is TOO early?!

simbacatlivesgain Tue 13-Jan-15 18:19:31

anytime after 11 am is perfect

Billabong21 Tue 13-Jan-15 18:20:38

You could both be my new best friends.

FightOrFlight Tue 13-Jan-15 18:20:54

anytime after waking up is perfect

gobbynorthernbird Tue 13-Jan-15 18:20:58

11 AM on which timezone?

HowCanIMissYouIfYouWontGoAway Tue 13-Jan-15 18:22:02

It's always 8pm somewhere... grin

ThatsHandy Tue 13-Jan-15 18:24:23

You guuuuys ;)
I thought it was just me being some kind of borderline alcofrolick, but I do think if normal (!!) folk start their days at say 7am, then my Wine O'Clock is sort of their teatime, which would be fine!!

flymetotheprune Tue 13-Jan-15 18:24:52

No matter what time it is in your time zone, the sun is over the yardarm somewhere in the world wink

PiperIsTerrysChoclateOrange Tue 13-Jan-15 18:25:11

Wine o clock is when dc are in bed.

I can sit down in peace and enjoy an ice cold glass of white.

Sidge Tue 13-Jan-15 18:25:42

I think if I felt I needed a drink before the children are in bed (younger ones, not older teens!) I'd be concerned.

But that's just me.

prettywhiteguitar Tue 13-Jan-15 18:27:42

I often have a small glass of wine when I cook dc's dinner and listen to the radio. So that's about 5pm

Before kids I was know to g&t at the weekend anytime after 11shock

ThatsHandy Tue 13-Jan-15 18:29:09

Sidge, I'm more concerned for you being able to last that long... Are you bionic...??? smile

MrsKoala Tue 13-Jan-15 18:29:31

Depends on the weather and location for me. i'd happily stop at a pub garden for lunch with the dc and have a pint in the summer. But would think it a early to pour one at home. Likewise a sunny afternoon while dc played in the garden i might have a shandy or weak spritzer at about 3pm but not if we were indoors and it was raining.

I would happily pour a glass of something at 5.15 and watch pointless tho smile

disneymum3 Tue 13-Jan-15 18:29:58

Surely wine'o'clock time starts when making dinner, or lunch if it's a Sunday.grin

JohnCusacksWife Tue 13-Jan-15 18:30:48

Hope you've braced yourself for the MN puritans who will be along shortly to tell the you that you have an alcohol problem for even thinking about a drink at that time and, even worse, while your child is still awake/in the house/under 18 (delete as appropriate)! #chinchin

DirtyBlonde Tue 13-Jan-15 18:31:09

Leaving champagne breakfasts and boozy lunches aside, the traditional time is 6pm.

Quoting 'the sun is always over the yard-arm somewhere in the British Empire' is equally traditional (even if the colonial overtones are iffy).

Baddz Tue 13-Jan-15 18:31:27

It's always 7pm somewhere......

Sidge Tue 13-Jan-15 18:31:37

Ha, I wish ThatsHandy grin

I'm afraid for me it might be a slippery slope!

MrsKoala Tue 13-Jan-15 18:32:42

JohnCusack - You forgot the 'what if there was an accident - how would you drive them to hospital?' brigade.

ThatsHandy Tue 13-Jan-15 18:33:45

Hi JC'sWife, thanks for the warning ;) However, I must belatedly point out that I don't get rip-roaringly pissed until he's at least had his bath smile

katandkits Tue 13-Jan-15 18:34:15

I'm in agreement with six pm. I don't think regularly drinking on weekday afternoons is a great idea. Weekend afternoons are excepted from this rule, and on a really bad day I pretend to be in the Paris time zone.

Greywackejones Tue 13-Jan-15 18:37:52

But how would you drive to a&e if one has an accident...?

(Taxi dipshit)


Strokethefurrywall Tue 13-Jan-15 18:38:13

Soon as I walk through the door (5pm) and most weekends around midday unless we're brunching, in which case 11am grin

JohnCusacksWife Tue 13-Jan-15 18:40:01

MrsKoala, mea culpa! How could I forget the accident scenario?

Golanova Tue 13-Jan-15 18:43:06

3pm on a weekday is too early. It's not really cheeky is it, it's a bit pitiful tbh.

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