Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Whine-os vs. Wine-os

In light of the birthday bonanza week I figured I would still keep with the motherhood(ish) theme. Today I was watching the Katie show, yes that is what happens when youre a stay at home mom, or better yet when youre on vacation. The topic of today's show was "Mom's who drink while supervising their kids". I think for the most part they were refering to moms who drink socially on play dates, or possibly the mom that "needs" a glass of wine at the end of the day in order to keep it together.

*I suppose I should put a disclaimer, this post might be highly controversial. Honestly I just want to know how you mamas REALLY feel, all judgements aside. I promise to delete any negativity, that is not what we're here for. We're here to support eachother, to help, to life eachother up. Nothing else shall be tolerated.*

Here is my honest to God stance, and I truly hope I'm not flamed for this, but I'd rather have the truth be put out there. Yes I drink. Yes I drink {on occassion} when I am in primary control of my daughter.

Lets start with the easy stuff. Parenting can be taxing, I wont say it's hard because I love it, every.single.minute. #honesttoGod But some days are rough. Some days your baby is teething, or experiencing growing pains, or has gotten shots and is fussy. And all you want to do is give that baby some tylenol. But guess what? now there are studies saying you should not give them tylenol, so I try my hardest not to. And on those days, yes I have a glass of wine or a beer. Either way some sort of cocktail enters my body. And I beleive it makes me much more calm, more more ready to takle parenting tasks, and find wasy to appease my baby. I dont drink the point where I am inhibited, I drink where I might take a little edge off, or give my self a little courage to go into a very long & tiring night.

Do I drink a lot? Hell no. But truly what is the definition of a lot? I'm still 100% able to drive should an accident arrive, I'm still up after my children go to sleep (usually cleaning), I'm still thinking with a clear head. But yes, I did have a cocktail or two.

Do you think those cocktails render my parenting skills useless? Do you believe that mothers should not drink at all while on the job? Where do you believe the good line is?

Did your parents drink while in supervision of you? Do you believe this should be treated the same way any other profession should, as in we cannot drink on the job at all?

What's your stance?



  1. I don't think there is anything wrong with this.
    It's a nerve calming type thing. Like smoking a cig or taking a hot bath or listening to music, ya know?!
    I personally don't drink often at all. I just don't like the taste of it so not my cup of tea but I definitely do not look bad upon anyone that does. I'd have a glass of wine at the end of the day if I found a wine that I liked.
    I hope this even makes sense. It's early and I have a headache.

  2. I'm guilty! Haha. Every now and then our playgroup Mom's will do champs for Birthdays, act, but it's just a glass or 2. Not anything that prevents me from taking care of my kiddos. I will also have a glass of wine at the end of the day with the hubs sometimes. Or 4-5 times a week. :) And I don't think that makes us irresponsible at all!

    In other news, I can't wait to see what you have up your sleeve for the big 1!

  3. I do not have kids so I can not weigh in but I love Pinot Grigio!

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  4. I have a glass of wine at the end of the day every once in a while. It's usually only a couple times a month, but sometimes I have two glasses. Nothing that I couldn't function from. Sometimes I get in spurts where I want a glass a few times a week because I'm obsessed with it. I think if you drink too many around your kid where you start to get majorly buzzed it can be an issue. Otherwise, every mama needs to wind down :)

  5. I don't think there's anything wrong with it, to be honest. I'm a single mama, so I'm "on the job" 24/7 the majority of the time. Do I still have a beer/glass of wine or two . . . yes. Have I had some Bailey's in my coffee at a playgroup before . . . again, yes. No judgement from over here! :)

  6. My husband is deployed 95% of the year and we have four kids. Cocktail hour gets me through the day!

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