Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Do You Imbibe...In Front Of Your Children?
Summer is rapidly approaching. The time for casual beers with neighbors. Fun summer daiquiris (had to look up that spelling!) and margaritas.
Yet Eldest is getting older. And wiser. I am very cognizant of the fact that the boyz see us drink alcohol. It makes me wary.
I inwardly cringe anytime there are drunk people around children. It's just something I have a huDge "thing" about.
But when I stop to think about it - is my way any better? (I mean, waiting until the boyz go to bed before I really let loose. Like maybe once or twice a month, that is.) What if something happened to one of them during the night and I was incapacitated?
And even though I'm conscious of my drinking in front of them - they have all certainly seen me "not feeling well" the next morning. That's not stellar parenting either.
Hubby and I have differing points of views and opinions on this topic (which is a nice way of saying that we have fought about it more than once), so I thought I would throw it out there for you all to mull over:
Do you drink alcohol in front of your children?
Have you ever been drunk in front of your children? (And would you admit it?)
How old are your children?