Saturday, February 03, 2007

WTF?

Wow, because I have been in the dark, moaning and complaining about my cruel thrust into the world of the migraine, (or me-grain if your British and, by the way, did you know if you are sick on the Internet cute men will offer to come over and hug you and if I had known this I would have begun the bitching earlier... like, maybe my 2nd blog post...) I have missed the completely odd and strangely scary controversy of Playdate with Cocktails. Or, as Meredith Vierra so cleverly put it, "Beers and Babies"(barf).

Apparently, having a glass of wine when your children are around is a bad thing. A very bad thing.

I have 3 children. They are always around. I have asked them to leave so that I can get all boozy-floozy but they have yet to take the hint...

And my friends have children.

The 3 children and the 4 dogs and the friends' children and sometimes the 1 husband are the reason I need a goddamn drink.

I suppose if I have a gaggle of women over and we get shitfaced while the kids swim in the pool and we decide to drunk dial all of our ex-boyfriends, it would be a wise suggestion to switch to diet Pepsi, but ohmygod since when is a bottle of wine shared between 4 women (do the math, that is 1 glass a piece) even on the radar, let alone the fucking Today Show?

Is there a follow up piece about dads who drink a beer (or 2) at the Indian Guide Father Son Afternoon Out at Angels Stadium?

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Thanks so much for all the great headache-from-hell solutions... because I take coumadin most OTC are out as are many prescriptions... so, I have started adding fish oil supplements (thanks Kayce) and limiting dairy (thanks Anon) and keeping a stash of dark chocolate in the upper reaches of my pantry (thanks Auds).



30 comments:

Pattie said...

It must have been a slow news day for the Today show. Seriously, where is the story? I thought it was horrible and a lame attempt to flame a non exsistent problem in my humble opinion.
*cheers*....*clink*

Anyway, I hope your headache is better, and Congrats on the Award nomination! Good luck!

C.J. said...

Oh, yeah, did you miss the piece on dad-and-son drunken centerfold-assisted archery?

Seems there are a lot of lawsuits over deflated implants ;0)

Jodi said...

Hear, Hear! Like I need one more thing to feel guilty about. Thanks a lot Today show. Hmph.

I hope you are feeling better!

Gracencameronsmomy said...

I feel like I have to be careful here,becasue I know people who feel very strongly both ways...but I tend to agree with you. I felt really bad for that poor woman from her suburban bliss blog. She was kind of ambushed...I love what she is saying about it, though! As long as it is only one or two drinks, i don't see the problem...

kim said...

Ridiculous isnt it? I defy anyone to spend an afternoon and evening at my house and stay sober ffs! I wasted all my great drug and party days BEFORE I had kids ...silly me

Kristi said...

I loves me some wine. And the kids are a whole lot more funny when I'm drinking.

Kristin said...

The blogger featured on the Today Show is "A" lister Melissa Summers.

You can find her at:

www.suburbanbliss.net

I think she handled the whole interview very well... especially as she was under the impression that this was to be a "fluff" piece about motherhood and instead heard that mothers need to find "healthier" outlets for stress.

Such nonesense.

Kayce said...

Oh SOOOOO F-in true!! Just the other day I was shopping and picked up a bottle of wine, what did my son do....looked sideways at me and rolled his eyes! BTW I'll bring a bottle and we can each have two glasses! Hell have everyone bring their own bottle!

Cheers!

eastcoastermomma said...

I have been following this thread on several blogs and am astounded by the mountain made of this molehill!
It is sad that in 2007 we still have an idealized version of what a mother is supposed to be.

Anonymous said...

I don't see anything wrong with it. How is it any different than having a glass of wine at dinner with your kids at the table?

Michelle said...

Yeah, it is ridiculous. I didn't have the pleasure of seeing it, but I read about it. Get over yourself, people!

Oh, and by the way, thanks for the unsolicitated advice on my blog the other day! :)


(You know I'm kidding. Right?)

crazymumma said...

That was such a weird story (the drinking one). I mean really....

For migraines a friend of mine cut out wheat and dairy. Said it helped a little.

Hope you feel better.

Glinda said...

Jesus, I just crawled out from under my blog, if you will, and tried to catch up on the whole "your child has a hatchet stuck in his skull, but let me freshen your drink first and then we'll dial 191 er uh, 199, oh, 911" controversy; now I have a migraine.

Make mine a double.

Jenny said...

Amen sister.

stayathomemotherdom said...

Yeah...fuckin' A, let's all get shitfaced...

oh, damn, I forgot...

stayathomemotherdom said...

a little wine will help those migraines, too

AdventureDad said...

I don't believe anyone who says they have children and don't drink. It's not possible. I have a drink or more daily around my kids and I don't see it as a problem, actually the opposite. I include my kids in everything and talk to them about it. They don't give a crap if I drink wine or water even though I get nicer when I have wine.

I can certainly see problems with parents drinking but it depends how you do it. I like to think of it as trailer trash drinking or normal drinking.

TT-drinking would be to get drunk while the kids are left alone doing their homework, playing with matches, housework, etc. Throw in beating up the kids, a few violent fights with the wife, and not getting lazy ass off the couch. That would be really bad.

Normal drinking would be having a glass of wine while the kids help with dinner, sit down and read or play with them, watch a children's show, or chat with them about school or life is very different in my mind. So is having some drinks to the actual dinner. That would be good in my world. And that's not meant to sound elitist.

Just drink and not work out would not be good either. I guess the magic word is to find a good balance.

Cheers!

AD

Bonnie B said...

Beers and Babies-- don't they have anything else to do?
Obviously not. What is next? An in-depth analysis of the safety tactics not exercised on make hunting trips (i.e. drinking around the campfire and playing with fire).

Shelba said...

I'm on coumadin too. I still have not figured out what will not mess with my PT/INR. Good luck with it.

furiousBall said...

Nah, there's nothing wrong with it at all. I mean as long as you're not taking your kids to titty bars or getting into drunken fist fights - I think it's healthy for your children to see you enjoying a cocktail. It's somewhat related to what I subscribe to Moms and Dads should be affectionate in front of their kids (don't take that too far though!) - it teaches them that true love does exist. Enjoying yourself isn't something that you do after the the kids are asleep.

Jill said...

Great point about the dads... of course no one would point that out. I hate all these media-created controversies!

Lisa said...

So glad to hear you're doing better.

If I wake up with a headache I will often go to get a Diet Coke fountain soda. For some reason it helps... For what its worth.

Los said...

My mom always used to drink around me, and I'm (BURP) fine .... wait, what were we talkin' about again?

TBG Happenings said...

I saw that story on the Today show....looks like my kind of crowd!!! There is a difference between having a drink and getting shitfaced! The people I like to drink with know the difference.

Glad your feeling better.

maryellen

carrie said...

Next thing you know, the police will be knocking on our doors to "check" our pantrys for booze (guess I'll have to start keeping mine in a safe under the house then, that's good for merlot, no?).

You missed nothing, such a non-issue.

Hope your head feels better!

Carrie

Dan said...

Kristin, I hope your headache has gone far away. If not, I'm heading down with arms extended. :)

This crap about drinking wine in front of children is idiotic. How do the kids even know whether it's wine vs. Pepsi and what wine is anyway?? I stopped waking up to the Today Show after I realized that they're all from a different planet. Matt Lauer is, like, a germ freak, constantly talking about germs all over everything.

Ugh! I feel like I have to shower after watching the damned show.

Pendullum said...

Utterly amazing....

There are a great deal of bloggers out there who have been just trashing this Today Show...

She, thie Veirra (who the Veirra is Veirra?) has said that girls do not make model airplanes because girls do not like math and now she says all that....

I would not hold what she says with much creedance...

Intersting you know, in France children were given wine at lunch,a watered down wine, but wine,,, and mom and dad had their wine with lunch and dinner... they had the least amount of obsesity even though they cook with butter and cream.... and they outlived Americans... and people wondered 'why?' considering they drink...Drink= Unhealthy Lifestyle?
N'est pas?

Someone, in France, came up with the idea that children should no longer drink the watered down wine and drink pop instead...
Obesity is on the rise in France, as are heart attacks...

My daughter builds modelairplanes... But does not drink watered down wine...she prefers the water... and Momma,well, she likes her wine just fine... and think I would gladly share a glass with you Kristin or hell even more while our kids play.

Hope your head is on the mend...

hautemama said...

Just put a nipple on the end of the bottle...mommy needs her baba too!!!

Tori said...

You know me...
Is it noon somewhere so we can have a drink....?
No?
Oh well then, we can have bloody Mary's or Mimosas cos they are acceptable at breakfast!

Tried to vote for you last night...
(even though I have met you.... but I know how much my life was bereft till I did meet you, so you get my vote K-babe!)

Kisses

Tor
ps remind all my fans (all 2 of them) that I am back and blogging after doing some jail time!

Mama G said...

Oh. Dear. God. Lighten up, people! (referring to the story, of course).

Now where the hell did I put my glass of wine?