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19-02-2012 22:34 #51
19-02-2012 22:37 #52-
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If I dropped my kids to a party , and alcohol was present, I would take my kids and leave.
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19-02-2012 22:37 #53
Nope, i dont think of it as expected...But im not a big drinker.
19-02-2012 22:46 #54
19-02-2012 22:50 #55
I don't think I'd ever expect it, but would never be surprised if it was there, iykwim. Alcohol is not something I think about too much tbh.
19-02-2012 22:53 #56-
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I find it deplorable.
You are in charge of others peoples children and most parties only go for 2 hours, surely you can refrain.
I hate when people say, but its ok as i am a responsible drinker...awesome but I dont know your 15 cousins and uncles and aunts.
I am leaving my child here for a kids party, not an adults party.
I left party a few weeks ago and had to take a very mad 9 year old home, as there were so many family members and so many were drunk...at 1pm!
19-02-2012 23:01 #57
Yep, I wouldn't be leaving my kid's with people who are drinking either.
If my mother had DD overnight or something and had a glass of wine that night, I wouldn't care... I trust my mother, trust her not to get drunk, and it's one person with one child.
A child's party though... kids usually outnumber adults, and you don't know the parent that well. Well enough to know that you can leave your kid there for a few hours and it'll be all good, but not well enough to trust that they can properly care for several children while drinking. Sorry, but no.
I think it's quite distasteful to have booze at a kid's party and was really angry at my ex when he supplied alcohol at DD's first.
19-02-2012 23:03 #58
Our get togethers are always byo. Our group of friends all drink different things so one could never be expected to cater for all the different drinks.
And when we get together there is always alcohol. We all love to have a couple drinks.
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19-02-2012 23:05 #59
Depends on the occasion & people.
And if I wasn't sure I'd maybe bring wine & then leave it in the car or a cooler & wait to see if anyone (specifically the host) is drinking or offering drinks.
But i don't expect it at all event - nope
But often (in my circles maybe?) if there are adults gathered, particularly around a meal time, there will be alcohol served or byo.
19-02-2012 23:45 #60
I like questions like this. I find the differences in social norms very interesting.
Do I expect alcohol at a get together with adults?
Unfortunately, yes, I expect it to be there. Do I like it being there? Not all the time, no. But it's what our culture has sunk to - alcohol on every occasion. I attended a High Tea recently and alcohol was even served there and IMHO it had no place there. I have also attended children's birthday parties and it's been served there between the adults. At christenings, etc.
It's impossible to get away from.
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