The Today Show had a story on today about moms who have a glass of wine while their children are playing. Apparently, there’s a big debate over this and I can somewhat see the debate, but not really.
We, as mothers especially, are very selfconscious about what we do and wonder on a continual basis if we are good parents. At least, I know that I do. I don’t think that I’m in the minority either based on what was said this morning on the Today Show. (And, yes, I realize that the Today Show is not the end all, be all.)
I haven’t been to a play date where wine was served. (That would require me to be invited to a play date.) However, I have gone to a friend’s house and relaxed by the pool with a margarita while the kids played. I didn’t think anything of it until this news story came out.
But, if having one glass of wine, or one alcoholic beverage, hinders my ability to be responsible for my children, then what do I do when I am sick and taking cough medicine with codine, or some other prescription that knocks you out in the process of knocking out the illness? I’m a single mom…there is no “designated parent” to come in and help out. It’s me….so what’s the difference?
The author of “Sippy Cups Are Not For Chardonnay” was on the follow up segment today and stated, “If I’m legally allowed to have one drink and drive my car, then why can I not have one drink and take care of my children?” Good point….
So, those are my thoughts…what are yours? (Just please refrain from telling me I’m a horrible mother….I might have to console myself with lots of alcohol and that would endanger my children and it would be all your fault….KIDDING!!)