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To get a bit tipsy while making the roast?

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user1471461166 Sun 21-Aug-16 16:48:23

I have two girls 4 and 2 who, whilst easily the best thing that ever happened to me, are quite hard work. I work five days a week, two full days and three half days, and rarely get a break from parenting/housework/work plus I'm also studying for a particularly tricky accountancy qualification.

My husband is a bit hit and miss, he's currently going through a stage of being amazingly helpful and supportive, but as is the summer holidays I've not had the usual solo time I get because of childcare issues.

So, I've been in the kitchen since 3pm making our roast, I've had a glass on the go as I've been cooking, and I think I'm a bit tipsy. Husband has been watching football and keeping an eye on the kids and I've enjoyed the peace and quiet. AIBU to take this time for myself?

HarryElephante Sun 21-Aug-16 16:49:13


worriedmother1929 Sun 21-Aug-16 16:51:57

YANBU in any sense of the phrase. You're having some time to yourself on a Sunday, before going back to work for the week and going back to housework. take some time and enjoy it all!

Revenant Sun 21-Aug-16 16:52:58

Nope. Im doing a roast and on the second glass of red. No exams, DCS, stress or other excuses available or required. I just feel like it.

ButtMuncher Sun 21-Aug-16 17:03:32

Perfectly fine, unless you were having to drive later and may cut it fine with alcohol limits etc.

I miss doing this at nearly 35w pregnant envygrin

harderandharder2breathe Sun 21-Aug-16 17:06:45

Yanbu, DH is in charge of kids, no issues there!

Noonesfool Sun 21-Aug-16 17:08:49

Cooking a roast is not "time to yourself"

For the wine YANBU.

chinam Sun 21-Aug-16 17:18:56

YANBU, I think I will join you. Just to be sociable, like.

SharingMichelle Sun 21-Aug-16 17:21:04

God i LOVE getting mildly tiddly while knocking up a bloody good sunday dinner.

BristolLFR Sun 21-Aug-16 17:28:22

Nope! You don't need to justify yourself either. If you fancy a couple of wines (or the bottle...) then have it! As someone else's mentioned, as long as you're not driving later then no problem.

Getting slowly pissed while "deglazing" the pan was one of my favourite Sunday activities before getting preg grin

LadyMonicaBaddingham Sun 21-Aug-16 17:30:22

A G&T is currently helping me to cook dinner while Star Wars looks after DH & the DC...

blueturtle6 Sun 21-Aug-16 17:34:07

Yanbu, you beer to open wine for the gravy so mustn't waste it

bibbitybobbityyhat Sun 21-Aug-16 17:35:36

Not sure what your question is. Presumably you are over 18?

SaintsFever Sun 21-Aug-16 17:46:12

YANBU my DP always pours a glass of something while making our roast. It makes it that little bit less stressful

user1471461166 Sun 21-Aug-16 18:14:02

Thanks all! I suppose I just wanted some reassurance that I'm not a total lush...

I understand that in 'normal' circumstances making a roast dinner shouldn't be 'me time' but unfortunately at this stage in our lives that's where we are at as my studies take up a lot of my spare time (I am doing them part time so it means they'll take me 7 years to complete rather than the usual 3/4)

I was fortunate in that DH let me have the lay in his morning (I gave him breakfast in bed and a lay in yesterday) so things could be much worse, but as thins stand until my eldest goes back to school in September I'm grabbing ten minutes of personal time here and there.

I'm pleased that I'm not the only one that opens a bottle whilst cooking!!

headinthecloud Sun 21-Aug-16 18:15:49

Cooking a roast just isn't the same unless I'm half cut!

PaulAnkaTheDog Sun 21-Aug-16 18:17:11

I went to the pub for a drink with the family before going home to cook our roast. I am currently drinking a glass of wine as it finishes cooking. grin

user1471461166 Sun 21-Aug-16 18:20:36

Oh, and no driving later - just tv catch up with the husband once the kids are in bed

Revenant Sun 21-Aug-16 18:50:33

I've now polished off the bottle (with a token splash on the gravy) OP. Just saying. :-)

hels71 Sun 21-Aug-16 18:52:41

The best bit about Sunday roast is the glass(es) of wine/G and T drunk while cooking it...

MothertotheLordsofmisrule Sun 21-Aug-16 18:52:52

Nothing like a Sunday faffternoon passing in a blur of G & T!

SheDoneAlreadyDoneHadHerses Sun 21-Aug-16 18:56:40

I'm cooking tea and debating a glass of prosecco.

No work tomorrow, no child till weekend, and no need to do anything other than eat chips and pasties and drink bubbles.

Bambooshoots14 Sun 21-Aug-16 19:08:29

Always drink while cooking, especially Sunday's wine

Kittencatkins123 Sun 21-Aug-16 19:10:21

Chin chin! wine grin

Seashell80 Sun 21-Aug-16 19:12:51

Since having DD cooking is definitely me time! I have the roast in now and am on 2nd glass🍷Cheers!

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