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    Quote Originally Posted by kw123 View Post
    I honestly don't mean to antagonise anyone here but I'm genuinely curious... If you brought your child to a kids party and saw a bottle of wine or two set out, you would turn around and take your child away, but how would you explain this to your child? I'm assuming you wouldn't say it was because there were adults there drinking wine? Or would you?

    For those who said you also dont let your kids be around smoke, would you also turn around and take them home if there was an adult at the party smoking outside?

    I'm honestly genuinely asking as I would never in a million years have thought this as an issue. I hate smoking as does DH but we don't mind friends doing it outside if they come round.
    If I was going to a party where I noticed the hosts were drinking, and there were children, I'd probably stay. I'd probably insist I stay tbh, because I'd want to make sure not only was my child safe, but I'd also feel like those other kids might need someone to watch them while everyone else gets their drink on. Some people simply do not stop at 1 or 2... esp when drinking in large groups. That would combat the "but Mum... I want to go!" whinging my daughter would no doubt do.

    As for smoking, I'd not say no to her being there unless she was in a confined area with smoking, or people were smoking around the kids without a care for their health. Considerate smokers bugger off to a section of yard nobody else is occupying. If the smokers weren't considerate, we'd be going home. I'd be explaining to my daughter why. I don't lie to her often though... I mostly give her age-appropriate explanations. I see no point in fibbing.

    If she was too young to understand, I'd just pull the, "I'm the mum and therefore the boss," thing.

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    I'm not sure how i'll approach the situation when they are 9, i'll cross that bridge when I come to it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Witwicky View Post
    I'm not sure how i'll approach the situation when they are 9, i'll cross that bridge when I come to it
    Yes, life was so much easier with a baby/toddler, I had full control. Not now.


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