When going out, nobody wants to be the designated driver. But there is another title that you definitely want to avoid, being the “designated sober person” taking care of your drunk friends. However, you might end up in this situation from time to time so what do you do? Well, taking care of a drunk friend is much like taking care of a baby. Same rules apply.
1. They spit up
After eating or drinking babies need to burp and also they might spit up. Keeping a towel nearby might be a good idea. Like babies, drunks also have to burp now and then and they might spit up too (also known as puking). Keep a towel nearby if they puke all over your shoes or something.
2. They cry
As well as babies, drunks might cry. But when they cry, it doesn’t always mean there’s something wrong. Relax and nurse them as good as you can. They might just be hungry, gassy or perhaps they pooped their pants. When handling babies/drunks, remember crying is not dying.
3. Not developed motor skill
Babies and drunks might fall now and then because their motor skills are not so well developed yet. If they start crying, a smile and a “here you go, on your feet” goes a long way.
4. Can’t hold their own head
If they are very small or really drunk, they might not be able to hold their own head. When holding them, try and support their heads or it will turn from side to side (Drunks might puke this way so avoid that!)
5. Remember to enjoy them
Yeah they might be annoying, but holding a baby (or a drunk) is a truly incredible thing. Look at their face, the childish way of perceiving the world, the curiosity. It’s beautiful actually, remember to enjoy it. Perhaps take some pictures, it’s always fun to watch when they grow up (sober up).