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Mom shares post about the difficulty of telling people you're sober.

Mom shares post about the difficulty of telling people you're sober.

Quitting drinking is hard enough on its own. But it's even harder in a society that frequently fosters the idea that alcohol=community, alcohol=connection, and alcohol=fun. This may be why a recent post by mom blogger Celeste Yvonne resonated with so many people.

Celeste reveals that her decision to quit drinking a year-and-a-half ago has put her in some uncomfortable social situations in which she is forced to explain why she doesn't drink.

She documented one of these recent awkward interactions in a Facebook post, which has since gone viral.

I went to a play date the other day at someone's house. Almost the moment I stepped through the front door, the mom...

Posted by Celeste Yvonne on Wednesday, May 15, 2019

The interaction began when she brought her kid to another woman's house for a playdate.

She writes:


I went to a play date the other day at someone's house. Almost the moment I stepped through the front door, the mom giggled "Mimosa time!" and my body froze up.

I wasn't prepared for this.

Most times, when I'm heading to a social gathering, I have time to prepare. I mentally prepare, I physically prepare (I always bring a kombucha with me), I emotionally prepare.

I think about what I will say when someone asks why I'm not drinking. I think about how deep I want to get in the conversation -- because some days I'm ready to go there, and other days I want to talk about anything BUT that.

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