Dear Eye View
My sister-in-law insists on making every event an alcoholic event. We held a birthday party for family and close friends for our 1-year-old that started at 10 a.m. We had it catered with breakfast food and were surprised when she showed up with a half of a case of wine. We had a family reunion schedule for a local amusement park last summer. She cracked out the wine at 9 a.m. in the parking lot for some “pre-game” as she called it. She’s usually the only one drinking that early. The strange thing is that she doesn’t drink much—a glass or two at most. Even at nighttime parties for adults, she never gets drunk and doesn’t drink much, so I’m having a hard time believing she’s an alcoholic. I’ve asked her friends, and they say she drinks a normal amount, and they’ve never seen her drunk. Is she just socially awkward or is it something else? Confused
I understand your concern. I also see a pattern, maybe its something else. You have a catered party for a one- year old, your SIL brings wine. You have a party in an amusement park, your SIL brings wine. You party in a parking lot, your SIL brings wine. Maybe she doesn’t have a drinking problem you have an entertainment problem. Watch how you handle’er.