That was a question a mother posed to me when I invited her and her Barbie-esque daughter to The Beast’s 4th birthday party—her Butterfly Birthday Party and I mentioned cocktails would be served (and noticing her look--not of delight, but horror) I added...to the adults..of course.
“Is alcohol appropriate?” Said the obviously perfect mom...or at least, the sober mom...
“My husband and I just survived four years of sleepless nights, yes alcohol is very appropriate for us, but the decision is purely personal—you can always opt for a juice box.” I said, trying to be inclusive, but feeling like I had stumbled upon a podperson from The Body Snatchers. I mean—really...who would give up a pleasant afternoon of sipping wine with friends as the children run wild for some higher ideal...like responsible parenting?
As it turned out, her daughter was suddenly busy that afternoon and subsequent ones...it is odd how that can happen. We were not even trying to weed The Beast’s social circle yet.