Amanda - posted on 11/09/2010 ( 76 moms have responded )
I am 24 and have 4 children. I also do in-home daycare and my daycare parents also smoke cigarettes. I started smoking when I was 18 and have never smoked inside or in my vehicle with children present. I have read numerous articles about what second hand smoking can do to young children, and I don't think that I would disagree with what Ive read but I've also heard that blowing smoke in your childs ear with an infection can help ease the pain as an older remedy. Kind of like putting whiskey on a teething tots teeth to help with the pain! I am not saying that I'm proud of being a smoker and I am not proud or happy when my children ask why I smoke or my 7 year old comes home from school and says that smoking is yucky and that his teachers and others during drug free week say how bad it is for them, I hate hearing it but being a stay at home mom with 4 children, daycare children, a lazy hubby(sorry babe) and 2 dogs and 1 cat, I clean constantly and do enjoy de-stressing with a smoke now and than! I'm just wondering what other people think about smoking cigarettes and what they do differently than I do or if maybe I'm just being stupid to still be smoking with my children present. I'm not looking for people to harass me and tell me to quit because if I wanted to quit I would. The choice is my own and I dont want to at the moment. But I'd love to hear your input!