“I’m never drinking again” – we’ve all been there. Some of us more than others *ahem*.
Social drinking and Christmas festivities are fun, it’s your time to let loose and release the inner caged animal that is dying to break free, back away from routines and tight schedules – Because this is your time to SHINE!! Dance on tables, sing karaoke till your hearts content, even drunken cry if you need to… That is what Christmas is all about (well kind of)
With that in mind picture this, it’s 5am, the kids have woken up desperate to play with their new, noisy toys, and all you can smell is last night’s gin. You’ve got one arm hanging out of your dress from last night, your hair resembles an actual birdsnest, your eyelash strip is stuck to your cheek in a desperate, yet final attempt to cling on for another day and to top it all off you stink!!
Often, it is at this point I utter those four words “I’m never drinking again” but not this year… no no…. there is no need… We have tested this method far too many times (for your benefit rather than our own of course) and we are proud to announce IT WORKS!
Parent hangovers are REAL but Preperation is key – here are our MyBump2Baby top Christmas hangover top tips…
Essential Ingredients for a Successful Hangover Day
- Ipad Chargers
- Sweet and Savory naugty snacks
- Christmas PJ’s
- Just Eat app
- A Shower
- Another bottle of wine (for pros only)
- A Family member
Prepare for one of the longest days of your life, sorry. One way to help your hangover is to make sure you’ve charged every single electrical item in your house, what easier way to keep the kids entertained? Oh and keep the chargers nearby, because an tantrum over a dead battery is not something you need to contend with right now.
Stack the cupboards full of sugary snacks, because it’s quite possible that normal bog standard food isn’t going to shake this one. Not only will you crave sweet sugary snacks but it will keep your kids happy too…
Play games with your kids, of course we mean games where you don’t actually have to do anything. Sleeping lions, doctors, or hide and seek
Tip 4 (if staying in is needed)
Stay in your pyjamas all day, tell your kids you’re having a pyjama film party. How else would you celebrate your new Christmas pjs?
Take some painkillers to cure that awful headache. Make sure you check the dosage on the box first.
Cook yourself a full English breakfast, better still get one delivered via Just Eat. For once you can forget the guilt as you tuck into your fry-up. You did enough dancing last night to earn a full English, life’s all about balance at the end of the day.
Freshen yourself up, wash away the smell of last night’s alcohol – your family will thank you for it too. Make sure your shower isn’t too hot, and crack the window open for some fresh air.
Shut the blinds and put a film on. The darkness will help your eyes and you might even get a snuggle from your child especially if you are in charge of dishing out the sugary snacks.
You can prepare for your hangover by using your glasses to help ease the pain in your eyes. If you know your prescription, you can buy glasses from the comfort of your own home using a site like Eyeglasses.com, Pop on those glasses and help relieve that headache!
Tip 9 (for professionals only)
There’s always the hair of the dog, there’s no evidence that it’s actually good for you, but it might make you feel a bit more lively.
Nap!! You might even be able to convince the kids to have one as well. If you can’t convince the kids to, take them to the cinema and doze off there.
If you’re feeling brave, you could round up the family for a brisk walk, wrap everyone up and head out. The exercise is likely to make you feel better and when you get home you can treat yourself to a nice warm drink of mulled wine
If all else fails, call in some back up in the shape of a family member, give them a call and say “Granny, the kids keep asking for you, they just love you so much”