To think this is too much to drink?

(104 Posts)
Crapmummy2016 Fri 27-May-16 08:02:05

When sitting home alone:
3 cans of beer
1/4 to 1/2 bottle of red wine ( I'm not sure how much was left)
1/2 glass of Amaretto ( this was ridiculous it was at least 3 pub measures)

TestingTestingWonTooFree Fri 27-May-16 08:04:15

Yes. Too much on NHS guidelines. I feel uncomfortable drinking alone generally but suppose there's nothing inherently wrong with it.

Why do you ask?

RJnomore1 Fri 27-May-16 08:05:27

If it's a regular thing yes. If it's occasional over a longish time period it's still over guidelines but I wouldn't overly worry.

dementedpixie Fri 27-May-16 08:05:42

Depends if it's a one off or a regular thing. I don't tend to drink when on my own but I'm sure others do

Buckinbronco Fri 27-May-16 08:07:57

What do you mean by too much?

Too much because they're silly when drunk?

Too much because they're useless when hungover?

Too much Because they do it every night and you think they have an alcohol problem?

I could easily drink that in a night and probably do drink the equivalent every week to 10 days. So no, i don't think it's too much. It really depends why you do?

Crapmummy2016 Fri 27-May-16 08:09:45

This is how much my husband appears to have put away last night while I was out. I was out for about 5 hours.

He was at home looking after our toddler and baby. I was furious when I came home and saw how much he had drunk and we had a blazing row. Just wondered what other people think.

Lightbulbon Fri 27-May-16 08:09:49

It's about 14 units s the recommended weekly limit.

But ime a. Typical amount for a binge drinker to have on a social occasion.

QforCucumber Fri 27-May-16 08:11:11

It'd be normal on a night out as a one off,

When in charge of a baby and a toddler then far far too much.

AnchorDownDeepBreath Fri 27-May-16 08:11:14

He drank that much whilst in sole care of your children?

Buckinbronco Fri 27-May-16 08:15:04

I don't think it's a big deal tbh. Or unusual. He's a grown man, he can get pissed if he wants

Lumpylumperson Fri 27-May-16 08:15:44

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Lumpylumperson Fri 27-May-16 08:17:49

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tibbawyrots Fri 27-May-16 08:17:51

Over the course of an evening I don't think it's too much.

FeckinCrutches Fri 27-May-16 08:20:00

I don't think it's that much over the course of five hours. Unless of course he was paralytic when you got in.

Lumpylumperson Fri 27-May-16 08:20:30

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Tumtitum Fri 27-May-16 08:21:31

I would also be fuming if my DH drunk that whilst in charge of my our baby

ThroughThickAndThin01 Fri 27-May-16 08:22:38

I don't think that was too much over 5 hours. 3 cans of beers,a glass of wine, and half a glass of amoretto.

I'd be having a furious row back at you.

MLGs Fri 27-May-16 08:25:04

Too much in sole charge of children.

suitsyousir79 Fri 27-May-16 08:26:45

It depends how he handles it. I could have that much and not be that drunk (but obviously over the drink drive limit) however my DP would be on her back after just the amaretto. I have drunk that amount when left with my son, if you are all at home then realistically what is likely to happen? If a medical emergency came up, whether drunk or sober i would be calling 999. It largely depends on how he would be affected by it.

alltouchedout Fri 27-May-16 08:27:04

Too much when you're the only adult there caring for children. What the fuck was he planning to do if there was an emergency? Would he have been sober enough to recognise an emergency? Selfish eejit.

LittleLionMansMummy Fri 27-May-16 08:28:32

Yes it's too much, especially as he wasn't doing it socially (with other adults) and was in sole charge of the children. Pretty irresponsible actually. Is it a regular thing or a one off? I can understand why you're angry.

mummy2zni Fri 27-May-16 08:30:55

Way too much with sole responsibility for DCs! On the v rare occasion I have drunk alone I haven't had more than a glass of wine so as to still be able to drive if there was an emergency.

On occasions DH has had drinks when got home and unable to help when trains go to crap - so annoying!

treaclesoda Fri 27-May-16 08:34:19

I love a drink, but yeah. I think it's far too much for one person who is in sole charge of children to drink in five hours. I'd be having a blazing row too, and it's very very rare for me to say that, as I'm not the blazing row type.

CalleighDoodle Fri 27-May-16 08:34:40

Was he drunk? My husband might drink the amount if cans, but not add anything else. What your husband drank sounds like he was drinking anything he could find. That to me is the bigger problem.

Buckinbronco Fri 27-May-16 08:35:17

Totally agree with suitsyousir. What would I do in an emergency? The same as I usually would, bar possible needing a taxi rather than driving although I wouldn't particularly count that as an emergency.

Not that it's likely to happen mind

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