He's putting me to work lol. I went to see him right before Christmas and made scones. He gave some to his friends as little gifts, and apparently everyone has placed orders. So I'm baking my buns off, and (technically) tonight I'm going to his AA meeting to give him his 14 year chip. It's a big deal to him, so I'm doing it. Me being the age I am, and the fact I enjoy drinking, I find AA meetings boring, but hey, it's not about me.
Yeah, my dad used to drink to the point he was violent. So 14 years ago, I asked him not to drink at my birthday party and he quit drinking altogether. That's the other reason he wants me to give him the chip. I used to go to the new years eve parties they have and all I could think the entire time was how much I could use a drink and how some of the people there were probably hilarious when they drank. Of course at the time, I wasn't old enough to be drinking. All I knew is I was kinda bored and didn't enjoy singing Amazing Grace at midnight.
that's fantastic that he was able to turn it around and stick with it for so long. I used to write little notes to my dad when I was young but they never really worked. we're more or less estranged at the moment. I've assumed he was sober since he's really into church stuff and goes to AA but last time I saw him over christmas, he was drunk. it got pretty ugly. I feel so sad for my stepmom and brother who have to deal with that now.
I never went to AA New Years parties though. lol. mostly it was just sitting in a classroom, listening to a guy lecture for two hours about stuff. this was actually the topic of my college application essay, now that I think about it.