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I'm preggers, happy about it, but gutted

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Mouthfulofquiz Sat 07-Dec-13 13:59:22

That I can't get pissed at Christmas!
I'm going to be the only sober one there and booze is normally what helps to make the whole thing less annoying and more easy going!

I hope I don't get left in charge of everyone's kids because I will be sober - I can't be arsed.

So I'm going to have to lay down the rules early which will make me look like a miserable beeyatch - which I suppose I am! Is that unreasonable or should I sort of take my turn as childminder of the day hoping that I'll get the favour back one day??

Roll on Xmas 2015 - it's my turn to get SHITFACED!! (Except then I'll have two kids under three years old....,. So maybe roll on Xmas 2030! Woo hoooooo!)

QuintessentialShadows Sat 07-Dec-13 14:02:23


Ok, Ill bite.

Poor children. Growing up with memories of shitfaced adults during Christmas.

I do hope you are joking, and have started this thread for "fun">

gamerchick Sat 07-Dec-13 14:04:07

Mark it off for the next year. I do that grin

I'm working Christmas eve.. maybe Christmas day.. boxing day.. New years eve and new years day. All with 6am starts.

It makes me feel sad thinking about it but my liver will probably thank me.

I'm putting a holiday in the week after so will do it then grin

Congratulations on your pregnancy. smile

HaroldTheGoat Sat 07-Dec-13 14:06:25

God almighty lay some ground rules down, your not being miserable, I would be more than furious if everyone decided to get so drunk they couldn't look after kids on Christmas Day because I was pregnant and expected me to look after them all.

desperateforhelp111 Sat 07-Dec-13 14:08:20

This was me last year hmm everyone toasted to Christmas with their yummy wine and I didn't even have water because they forgot about me!

And no pâté shock

Sparklingbrook Sat 07-Dec-13 14:08:20

Congratulations. thanks

I am boggling at a SHITFACED Christmas though. grin Is it the new thing?

Canthaveitall Sat 07-Dec-13 14:09:21

I never got the whole getting drunk thing on Christmas day but each to their own. I always end up driving DH's family around the arse end of no where as none of the muppets drive despite basically living in a field.

YANBU in not wanting to be the babysitter but I wouldn't lay out ground rules unless they ask outright. If it is an assumed role then just don't do it. End of.

Sparklingbrook Sat 07-Dec-13 14:13:44

I generally get a bit tipsy in the evening before we play the new board game on Christmas Day. Makes it more fun.

NuggetofPurestGreen Sat 07-Dec-13 14:18:18

I have loads of memories of shitfaced adults at Christmas and loads of other times and I'm not traumatised by it.

NuggetofPurestGreen Sat 07-Dec-13 14:20:06

Also congratulations OP! And you're not being miserable not wanting to mind all the kids. Just lie down on the couch and watch telly - you need rest in your condition wink

CaptainSweatPants Sat 07-Dec-13 14:22:54

I can't drink in the day I'd get such a headache! I'll wait til dr who & have a thank fuck it's all over g&t

DontmindifIdo Sat 07-Dec-13 14:29:33

Hm, when are you due? Are you also facing a sober Eurovision? <shudder>

ZombieMojaveWonderer Sat 07-Dec-13 14:42:42

We don't get shitfaced but we do have a few glasses of wine and champagne with dinner and while we are playing games. So glad my baby making days are over.
Congratulations though op thanks your time will come.

OddBoots Sat 07-Dec-13 14:46:04

I didn't mind the children when I was preg at Christmas but facing the cooking was awful, I hope that's not your job too.

Mouthfulofquiz Sat 07-Dec-13 14:47:51

Okay okay for the serious folk amongst you - I should have exactly clarified that I mean a few glasses of fizzy over the course of the day... I've always been a bit of a lightweight so never been the paralytic type.
Shock horror - someone starts a thread for FUN on aibu.
Blimey. The poor poor children, won't somebody think of the children??!!!

peppinagiro Sat 07-Dec-13 14:49:20

Christmas is all about the drinking! Starting with bucks fizz for breakfast, continuing through wine and G&Ts, and ending with a Baileys or some such. Glad I'm not related to any of the po-faced sanctimommy pearl clutchers who've commented to the contrary, Christmas with them must be a riot of sober board games and orange juice smile

Unfortunately, I had to do the sober thing last year due to being pg. And again this year due to breastfeeding. I can confirm it's a bit shit, so you have my sympathy. Waitrose do quite a nice Bavarian alcohol free beer you can get so you feel like you have something on the day? M&S also do a lovely 0.5% one that is only 1/3 of a unit per large bottle.

Congratulations on your pregnancy!

peppinagiro Sat 07-Dec-13 14:50:48

Also, tonic water and lime tastes like a slightly shit G&T. But a G&T nonetheless smile

Mouthfulofquiz Sat 07-Dec-13 14:51:32

Great idea- becks blue is pretty nice too!
I'm thrilled to bits to be pregnant - I'm very very happy. Thanks for all the congrats!

Mouthfulofquiz Sat 07-Dec-13 14:52:16

I also like a glass of bitter lemon with a dash of tonic.... Nice and sharp!

thebody Sat 07-Dec-13 14:55:38

no feel your pain.

try alcohol free wine really chilled or beer? I liked this when I was pregnant.

getting tipsy while cooking Christmas dinner is the law here, the nice thing now is our older lads pour one did me and themselves too and we get merrily tipsy together.


thebody Sat 07-Dec-13 14:57:28

ohh never got so drunk that I couldn't care for my kids though! that's dreadful.

whereisthewitch Sat 07-Dec-13 15:04:12

How far on are you because if you're like me you may end up with your head down the loo on Christmas day confused

specialsubject Sat 07-Dec-13 15:39:20

wow, what a lot of dull people you must spend time with. I don't drink because I don't like the stuff, but the rellies will be having a few beers and some wine. No-one will be drunk though, and they are fun people with or without alcohol.

if everyone needs to swill the stuff to have fun, they must be real no-lifes. As is the person who comments that people who don't drink are boring. No, m'dear. DRUNKS are boring.

Mouthfulofquiz Sat 07-Dec-13 15:45:03

Each to their own judgey-pants!

gamerchick Sat 07-Dec-13 15:52:53

Sod that Christmas and alcohol go hand in hand. Then you can chortle at those bodys swivelling in a circle on the sticks up their arses.

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