First Alcohol-Free Family Vacation: A Happy Ending !

Alcohol-Free Family Vacation ?!?!?!!

They argued over an armrest 
On the plane
What a pain!


Over who had the most space
They didn’t wanna lose face 
But I had a clear head 
So I didn’t see red

Over hot chocolate,
or orange juice spilt
One was upset
when the other
showed no guilt 
or remorse 

‘Cos they’re just kids of course! 

Although the silly spats
happened quite often 
All was (fairly) calmly resolved,
hurt feelings softened 

I didn’t need alcohol
to pretend to salve 
My fraying nerves 
Wine I just swerved 

Apart from the triggering ambush
from a huge damn bug I saw 
That made me want a glass
but I knew I’d want more 

To drink ?
It hardly occurred to me.

Cravings were there 
But I didn’t really care
And they quickly went away

At night with the kids 
More Arguments 
Some tricky triggery moments 
But I didn’t relent 

Playing it forward 
Made the situation less awkward 
Just a few hours
they’d be ready for bed
and I could rest my head – Alcohol-Free!

So an AF holiday, what was it like? 
Well only occasionally did FOMO strike

With beautiful surroundings,
Good company,
good food 
I found I was in a pretty good mood 

Even all the bickering 
Did not ignite any flickering 
Of a craving for booze 
I really was fine 

On this holiday
alcohol ?
You lose!

Sobriety IS the Best Kept Secret : open the post below for an After and Before Tribute to the Alcohol-Free Mum!

Digging for Buried Treasure?

This poem was composed by Floss

The author of

Debunking the Romance of Mommy’s Wine Time  – The Runaway Train and Nailing the Narcissist

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