It’s practically a trope among popular Christian mommybloggers like Simcha Fischer to promote liquor drinking among SAHMs as a coping mechanism. It’s increasingly hard to tell how much of it is is haha only serious or just serious. And it’s got to stop. It’s incredibly alienating to the average SAHM because most people don’t drink, much less drink at the bingey rates implied by some of those ostensibly Christian mommybloggers.
And it’s especially the case that most women don’t drink. Alcohol tastes gross or smells gross to most women during the time in their lives when they get pregnant and nurse (ask me how I know!), so the kind of conservative Christian housewife reading these bloggers for commiseration is going to feel weird that she doesn’t want to turn to drink when things are overwhelming and wearying. She’ll wonder what’s wrong with herself for not being able to consider such a cheap and easy means of short term respite. Or she’ll wonder if all the other SAHMs do that and she’s just the puritan weirdo who’s too uptight.
Or she’ll take a chance and try it, and end up like this dame. Before she broke up her marriage, she was big on posting pictures of her drinking and doing “Girl’s Nights Out” as a SAHM.
That’s the other poisonous aspect. It positions having a few drinks as the only respite housewives are allowed that’s socially acceptable, so support among friends and family shifts to providing “Girl’s Nights Out” rather than actual help when they need it during the day.
It’s insidious even though it looks like joking, but it’s way too frequently thrown about to feel very funny.