snooki and family

Many of us who wasted far too many hours of our youth on self-destructive behaviors can recall one particular instance -- an Aha! moment, if you will -- that forced us to sit up and take stock of our potentially downward spiralling lives. For Snooki, this wake-up call came in the form of one scary night after the birth of her son Lorenzo when she went out clubbing. The new mom had to take a break from partying to pump, as the "entire front of her dress was soaked" (we've all been there, right ladies?). That's when she got an alarming surprised: “I could smell the sake bombs in the bottle,” she writes in her new book, “Baby Bumps: From Party Girl to Proud Mama, and All the Messy Milestones Along the Way.”

“My milk was so full of alcohol, I could have used it to start a bonfire in the yard. I could have cleaned the toilet with it.”

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Yikes. Naturally, her fiancé and Lorenzo’s dad, Jionni LaValle, was less than thrilled to hear about her wild night -- the details of which she confessed via text message, though the two were sitting next to each other on the couch at the time. Snooki typed:

“I blacked out last night and made out with Jenni.”

To which Jionni replied:
 
“You’re a coward and a horrible mother and fiancée ... Pack your bags and get out.”
 
OUCH. That's when Snooki "quit drinking." Now, whether she's given up booze permanently (or even entirely) isn't clear, but one thing's for sure: The reality star realized that her family is more important than partying, and that can be a huge motivating factor in staying clean and sober (or at least mostly sober) for lots of people.
 
Here's wishing Snooki and her family a healthy, happy, sake bomb-free holiday.
 
Did you ever get a "stop partying" wake-up call like Snooki?

 

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