On the surface, it looks like my children enjoy beer.
Of course, they don't. Who do you think I am? Some Jerry Springer cast-off? An episode of Cops?
For one reason or another, both Josie and Dominic have taken, early on, to beer bottles. Josie always grabbed the bottle from our hands. No small talk -- just give me the bottle. She wouldn't do anything. She's just have her hand on it. Now she's a huge fan of tossing them into the recycling bin, or sitting on the 12-pack in the grocery cart.
Wow -- this is totally starting to sound Jerry Springer-ish.
Dominic is working hard on his first tooth. For months this kid has been drooling like a St. Bernard. Soaking shirts. Spitting. Just straight dripping.
Tonight he decided his teether would be the cold bottle holding my Miller Lite. And when it was "my turn" to have a drink (I had to pry his Kung-Fu grip off the bottle) -- he let me have it. Big, fat tears. Screams.
So, I had to give him back his beer bottle. Right? Any good mom wants to stop her child from crying.
I guess the only question is whether it's CPS-worthy to allow my child to teethe on a cold, empty beer bottle? Or, is it just trashy? Or, is it simply giving my little kiddo options?
I'm going with number three.