To be hiding the alcohol?
PrudenceDear · 19/06/2017 09:53
Ok, so DH and I aren't big drinkers but quite enjoy a shandy or glass of vino occasionally, especially on these lovely warm evenings once we've got the kids into bed.
DH Sister & brother in law are heading round later and they will happily drink from breakfast onwards but will never bring anything with them. They see alcohol as a challenge- I've known him to drink most of a litre of vodka on an evening and return the next day to finish off! SIL collected the kids from school for me the other week when I got held up at work, she finished the half bottle of wine off but didn't bother feeding the kids (7&9).
I bought a few beers the other day and a bottle of pimms. I've just buried them deep in the cupboard in the hope they don't find them!! I've left a couple of beers in the fridge as DH will know that they're there... I'm hopeful some will remain for later in the week when I'm meeting my friends. Please tell me that I ANBU
Inertia · 19/06/2017 09:59
Do they see your house as their personal private bar?
YANBU to hide the alcohol somewhere more hidden than deep in the cupboard- if they help themselves to your drinks to that extent, they won't balk at rooting through the kitchen cupboards to find more. I'd hide it at the back of your wardrobe, and just keep a couple of bottles of beer in the fridge.
MrsHathaway · 19/06/2017 10:22
I assumed she meant they would drink alcohol at any opportunity - like people who have merrily a pint with their breakfast at 7am at the airport - unlike most people who have a mental barrier of eg "not until the baby is in bed, unless it's a special occasion in which case lunchtime".
PrudenceDear · 19/06/2017 10:45
they would usually have a coffee or a cold drink, as offered but if they happened to spot a beer in the fridge they would have to have it. There would, after the coffee, be some joke made and they would ask for it. Whether it was this time in the morning or later. Their holidays are always started with a beer for breakfast.
I was pretty miffed about the wine tbh- I had had a shit week at work and was really looking forward to a glass. It's a rare treat for me. The empty bottle was left by the back door.
NavyandWhite · 19/06/2017 10:52
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paxillin · 19/06/2017 10:55
I would say something when the next "joke" about booze comes about or when they ask for it. Just say sorry, no, you need it for when your friends come around. Tell them you noticed they ask for booze first thing. They are probably unaware you realise. This should stop it if they aren't yet complete alcoholics.
paxillin · 19/06/2017 11:04
I think the fact that they introduce their alcohol begging with a joke shows they are still sensitive to social disapproval. Use that fact and show it. Say things like "you are drinking a lot/ very early/ have you drank all my wine AGAIN/ why are you looking for booze in my cupboard/ can you ever not drink".
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