So I have been reading some parenting "news" and blogs this morning. One thing so far has stuck out to me that I didn't know before, it is some social taboo to drink when you are a mom.
So what is it? When we become mothers are we supposed to completely forget who we are before having the child? Are the cocktail nights or trips to the pub on Saturday suddenly off limits to us because our uterus carried a baby? When we go out to the friends BBQ or are invited over to an adults birthday party are we supposed to politely turn down the glass of wine or bottle of beer simply because we have little Johnny or Suzy to attend to. "No thank you I will have water because he/she may need me at any moment".
I don't know about you or anyone else here but I can say that one beer or glass of wine is not going to do me in to the point that I would not be able to take care of my daughter. Before I had her, I would go out on pay day weekends and drink to the point of passing out as soon as my head hit the pillow when I went to bed. Now I realize I can't do that but that doesn't mean that I can't have a beer or two. Drinking doesn't mean that I have to drink to the point of intoxication. I may be a mom but I am also a very stressed out woman and having the occasional drink helps me to unwind and feel a bit more like myself.
So am I alone here? Is it wrong that now and again I have that nice cold beer and feel the tension leave my head even as DD is pulling on my hair? Are mothers not supposed to partake in a nice adult beverage every now and then?