Did you catch the Today Show this morning? Melissa Summers was on with Meredith Viera discussing the “cocktail playdate” phenomenon.
When Melissa told me she was going on the show, I was worried that the producers would try to paint those of us that might like to have a cocktail or glass of wine at playdates (no, not every one, and not at 9:00 AM although some days…) as a bunch of irresponsible alcoholics, but my impression was that it was a very balanced segment.
The moms they interviewed were all women I’d be happy to have over some afternoon to share a bottle of wine. And Melissa is right, if you have a problem with that we probably can’t be friends. And people that criticize moms who drink responsibly BECAUSE WE’RE ADULTS, are just looking for an excuse to critize, well, anything.
The Today Show polled iVillage members and 57% disapproved of “momtinis.” I think the numbers would be different if they polled on a site like Babble. So what do you think? Have you ever shared a bottle of wine or mixed up a batch of mojitos with other parents while your kids are around? Or should alcohol never mix with children?
[graphic credit: Suburban Bliss]