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  •  I've always been of the opinion (6+ / 0-)

    if a person was old enough to be drafted and/or sign up and serve the country, they should be considered old enough to drink. So I'm with you on the dropping the age to 18.

    My dad gave me small amounts of alcohol on special occasions from when I was young (like 9, 10 years old). Just a taste (1/4 shot, etc), and of a variety of types over the years. But it was enough that by the time I was old enough that some of my friends were sneaking alcohol all the mystery was gone. I never snuck alcohol. But when my first husband and I split, and he was stalking me and I was very stressed and living back with my parents for safety at 19, my dad kept wine coolers in the fridge for me and I'd have one after work/before bed. By the time I was old enough to buy my own I knew what I liked, what I didn't, and what affect it had on me. I rarely over indulged and if I did it was at home or somewhere where I wasn't driving.

    Now some of that may have been the fact that my father is an alcoholic so that turned me off of the whole "drinking a lot" thing. But some of it was the way he went about introducing me to it.

    "Madness! Total and complete madness! This never would've happened if the humans hadn't started fighting one another!" Londo Mollari

    by FloridaSNMOM on Fri Sep 20, 2013 at 07:37:22 AM PDT

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    •  I agree!! (3+ / 0-)
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      FloridaSNMOM, weck, carolanne

      There was no mystery--and no sneaking--in my house, either. My brothers and I all drink responsibly, as adults, and all made it through college without any incidents.

      I'm going to try little tastes. Son had a sip of excellent wine once, didn't like it.

      Great post, FLMOM! Thank you =)

      "I distrust those people who know so well what God wants them to do because I notice it always coincides with their own desires." -Susan B. Anthony

      by BadKitties on Fri Sep 20, 2013 at 05:14:48 PM PDT

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