These days, I consider myself pretty cynical when it comes to the outside world. I think I have a pretty good idea what-all our society is up to. However, a few weeks ago, Lauren sent me an article that made my jaw drop. Apparently, one of the big trends among the soccer-mom set these days is drinking. Alcohol consumption, especially wine, is way up for women who have kids at home.
This is a big change from the way things historically have been. Back in the day, it was the men who did the drinking and the women who disapproved of it. However, that’s no longer the case. Women are rapidly catching up to men in drinking, binge drinking, and alcoholism. I think this trend is all the more dangerous because of the innocuous way that it’s being presented, with ponytailed YouTubers joking about how their kids drive them to drink. I have no idea how many people here drink at home, but I do know that it’s not a good idea for any of us. Let’s consider, then, the unpleasant subject of wine and women. Continue reading