Amy - posted on 01/06/2011 ( 39 moms have responded )
I had mentioned to someone that we had wine with dinner as a family growing up. I think I was about ten years old when I had my first watered down wine. We always had it on Saturdays with our meals and had our one glass. As soon as I said that the gal I was talking to went off in a rage about how it will lead to alcoholism, shows that parents approve of drinking, etc. Now, for others, I don't know. I am almost 30 and have been tipsy once or twice, but never drunk. So, I guess maybe I'm a rare one who didn't think it was a go ahead to get smashed all the time. We usually don't use wine for anything but marinating at this point in my house. But I was thinking about this the other day since I was watching cooking shows that always say what wine to drink with meal. Do you think it teaches them to be responsible around alcohol, or leads the way to heavy drinking?
Now, keep in mind, this is not the family getting together and drinking beer or alcohol until smashed, it is simply a wine with dinner.