We get to my daughter's softball practice yesterday and this woman comes put her chair by mine and starts chatting with me. I realize that our kids were in cheer together back in the fall so I tried to make conversation with her but then she got gossipy about some stuff that went down with our cheer coach and her husband so I kinda pulled away and quit talking. I hate gossip.
During the whole practice she kept giggling at nothing then yelling at her daughter for no reason. At one point her husband asked her to please quiet down. Once practice ended we were packing up to leave and she mentioned needing a refill, then she started giggling again. I kind of looked at her and she said "yeah, I had to stop and get an amaretto sour before coming and dealing with all these kids and I'm out". Um, ok.
Ok, I'll be the first to admit that I have little to no patience with children, even my own. But....I have never, ever been tempted to bring a drink with me to any of my children's practices or games. I completely understand having a bad day but from what I understand this woman drinks like this daily. How sad. Now that I think about it I remember one day at cheer practice she never showed up to get her daughter (we aren't even supposed to leave them there) and someone had to bring her daughter to her because she was drunk. I definitely don't know what she's going through and I'm trying super hard not to judge but geez, bringing an alcoholic beverage to your 6 year old's softball practice?
Is this something you would do or have done?