Sometimes I really don’t know how to explain “grownups” to my kids. Grownups are so supposed to be exactly that grownup, right?! Well, let’s just say that nothing beats a real life education when you are trying to talk to your kids about alcohol ladies and gentleman. Let me tell you a story.
Last night was the opening game for our local hockey team, the Fort Wayne Komets. My kids have become avid local team fans since we moved here four years ago, so I thought we would treat them to family fun night. What I didn’t account for was our kids hearing every swear in the book.
Ok, confession time. I am NOT a saint when it comes to cussing in front of my kids. I never have been. I swear worse than a trucker on a CB. (Not a fact I am proud of, but hey it’s me) Anyway, it’s not that my kids haven’t HEARD cussing before, but I don’t go around public making a beligerant ass of myself. (Well, I at least hope not)
We were sitting there all nice and happy watching the game. My 9 year old was screaming loud enough to make any avid hockey fan proud, and then we started hearing some shouting from the first row. It appeared that a few people had been slightly too indulgent with the beer, and were swearing at a guy that asked them to be quiet. They kept going on and on and on. My husband stayed out of it because they were a few rows down, and seemed to be quietly down.
Boy was I wrong! After someone got an usher, and they returned to their seats ,which of course were RIGHT in front of my family the trouble continued. That girls butt had not hit the seat before she started cussing and harassing the child in front of her. Oh that was it, it was on like donkey kong!
Despite how mad I was, I was proud I did NOT cuss. (Yeah me!) I did ask the chick to watch her fricking mouth. My nine year old was sitting right behind her wide eyed in shock from all the things this chick was saying. She whipped her head around, and asked me “what did you say?” I nicely let her know that I didn’t stutter and that my kids were right behind her.
At this point, my kids were really upset so we ended up leaving. In the car I asked my kids if they had any questions about what happened, and we explained that is why you DON”T drink too much alcohol in public. Then I asked my kids how they thought I handled the situation. My son’s reply “You rocked it mom!”
Have you ever had something like this happen around your kids? How did you handle it? I would love you to share your story so other readers can learn how to handle dumb butts around their kids too!
Do you get drunk around your kids? Do you allow others to drink around them? I would love to hear your thoughts!