Lisa - posted on 10/14/2010 ( 35 moms have responded )
I recently had a conversation with a woman who lives across the street from me, a single mother of two boys, ages 15 and 18. We were discussing the fact that her sons leave her home at night during the summer while she is working (nurse, shift work). They walk the streets of the neighborhood, smoking and talking on the cell phone. When I asked her if she was aware of this circumstance, her response was "they are both trying to quit smoking and I won't let them smoke in the home. If they wake in the middle of the night and want a cigarette, I have no problems with them going outside to do it (smoke). I smoke and I know it's hard to quit. It's not a battle I want to fight !"
In my opinion, and even though my children are much younger, I feel as if I should fight every fight. I may not win them all, but at least I am consistent in my beliefs. What do you, my fellow Circle of Moms members, think about fighting every fight?