What?? NO Wine!!

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This is WHY I have been such a failure as a mother. I drink wine while my kids are around and I did not make a list of rules when they were born. Damn! Can I get a do over? C'mon...I deserve a do over.

This woman is free to raise her children in whatever manner she chooses. I have no argument with that. However, when you're asking someone else to watch your children for 3 nights, I'm not sure if you have the right to dictate what that person consumes. Yes, you have the right to ask Grandma not to get shit faced and start pole dancing in front of your child, but a glass of wine with dinner is not allowed? I think she needs to accept that Grandma has the right to tell her to take a flying fucking leap off the nearest bridge, that or hire a babysitter. My opinion....for what it's worth.

On your comments to my last post:

Heather - I think you and I may have been twins seperated at birth. I bet we even look alike . You say shit on your blog that gives me the willies because it is so similar to the way I think. Plus we swear alot.

Daffy - As I said in my email, I have fantasies of running a bootcamp for deliquent teens....kick some sense into them through the sheer force of my will. Daffy said it would make a good reality show.

Vinomom - I have a girl...she's 11 and you know the whole world will hear our fights because they will be furious. Why you ask? Because she is her mother out and out. She talks, walks, thinks, like me. It scares the absolute shit out of me. You need to be firm...it's all about being a hardass. Yeah, kids screw up, we all do, but if you're going to mouth off and be rude, there will be consequences.

Jacob - as I said in my email kids these days expect to get paid for getting out of bed in the morning. My children do not get an allowance. They both get copious amounts of money thrown at them by Ex's parents and grandparents. Ex pays them to do things like putting in the wood in the winter, mowing the lawn. They don't need my hard earned money. Damn brats cost me a small mortgage payment just to feed them every month.

Jennifer - damn straight hubby should be afraid of you!

Toni - Are you being sarcastic? You are, aren't you? I don't consider myself a good mom. I think I'm too much of a hardass sometimes. I've spanked one of my children in 17 years of parenting. My oldest (ironic no?), when he was 12 years old he told me to fuck off. I grabbed him and slapped his ass twice with my bare hand. My anger scared him more than my the slap on the ass. Fire coming out of my ears anger. I know, I know, the parenting books tell us we're not supposed to get angry at our children. I should have hugged him and asked him what was making him upset, explained to him that those words hurt mommy's feelings and then given him some money so he could go to the movies. Yeah, fuck that shit. He has never said those words to me again. 

I love your comments. They make me as giddy as a fine bottle of merlot.


Daffy said...
November 20, 2009 at 9:06 PM

Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee *hiccup* that was me swinging around my stripper pole while holding a bottle of Cabernet.... WTF? No wine? How about "YOU'RE A PARENT NOW. YOU DON'T COME FIRST. DON'T GO OUT OF TOWN FOR A POTTERY CONVENTION YA HIPPIE!"

Its probably a swingers party anyway....

Sheesh! Oh and I was spanked as a kid and I turned out just fine. I don't hit people (kick the ever lovein shit out of them - but I don't hit)


Dual Mom said...
November 20, 2009 at 9:19 PM

I know, a pottery convention. What is that? (No offense to potters out there).

Aunt Juicebox said...
November 21, 2009 at 12:29 AM

Uh, I'd just drink my glass of wine and not tell them.

I thought the second letter was worse though. What a freakin ingrate! I'd never send them another card or dollar. Sheesh.

adrienzgirl said...
November 21, 2009 at 2:32 AM

No, no, no, no, NO! You cannot ask me for a favor, watching your kids is more than a favor really, but for the sake of brevity of my comment here, we'll call it a favor. So, you can't ask for a "FAVOR" and then tell me how I can do said favor. NO, NO, NO!

I will drink my wine, in my house, any effing time I feel like it!

That is all. LOVE!

Dawn said...
November 21, 2009 at 11:13 AM

Hmm. Interesting. I can see both sides of the argument actually. I drink wine while also taking care of my children. I have done that since they were young with no problems. However, I might feel uncomfortable if someone who was babysitting for me was drinking while taking care of my child... especially for an overnight visit. I know how much I can drink and still care for my children, plus I have instincts as the mother... I don't know that about someone else.

Anonymous said...
November 22, 2009 at 12:31 AM

My only question is - since this is the daughter that made the big list of rules, was there something in her mother's actions in the past that made her make a big list of rules? I've never even contemplated making rules for any family member watching my child.

But basically, I don't expect any person to change their basic ways of living because they are watching my kid. If I have a problem w/ their way of life then I just won't ask them to babysit.

Kaylen said...
November 22, 2009 at 1:48 AM

I think a list of rules is odd in itself - who does this??
I agree with the other commenter that maybe there's something in the past with this grandmother to make her feel the need to put down this no drinking rule.
If I grew up with parents who drank a LOT, I might feel the need to tell them they can't drink around my child.
HOWEVER if there was an issue with this, why would you leave your kids with them for three days anyway?

Yes - pottery convention is definitely a bad code for Sex Fest.

TONI B. said...
November 23, 2009 at 10:25 AM

Nooooo I was NOT being sarcastic! Who cares if your a hard ass...you're thier mom not their friend and thats the way it should be. and you only spanked one child one time in seventeen years? ARE YOU BEING SERIOUS!? lol I don't see anything wrong with spankings...that is not a form of child abuse (at least I don't think so!) If a kid can get smart or break the rules they can get smacked...thats just my take on it!

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