I quit drinking a few years ago because I got really sick. I couldn't have had a drink even if I wanted to. I was sick for almost a year, but I never drank again, eve though I totally could now. When I stopped drinking, it made me see how bad it really was. And I didn't even drink that much. If you have a couple glasses of wine, you think you're fine. You're not. Anyone who's not drinking can tell. You are a little louder, a little more brazen. Nothing outrageous, but it affects you. And not in a good way. Kids notice this. Kids hear the wine o'clock and Mommy's Juice Box jokes. Honestly, when I kind of saw the behavior from the outside, it was sad. And embarassing. I'm ashamed that I behaved like that. And I don't want my kids to think it's OK.